The Raw Shark Texts begins three years after an accident that the protagonist has forgotten. Personal injury and amnesia are recurring themes in cult fiction. The most recent example is Tom McCarthy's Remainder, in which the protagonist has suffered from an accident that a large company have paid him millions of pounds not to talk about.
The Raw Shark Texts is, for once, a novel that genuinely isn't like anything you have ever read before, and could be as big an inspiration to the next generation of writers. And if a big-name actress does get involved with the project, I hope she's invigorated by the innovation of the book, and agrees to strap on the fin.