Rant: The Audio Book -- Has answers... (Spoilers)
So instead of re-reading the book a fourth time, I borrowed the audiobook of Rant from the library.
In my wicked ten-point-five hour journey I found out alot about the story. And the way it should be read. And how the story develops with everyones contradicting contribution to the story.
[SIZE=4][SIZE=5]Issue with Green being 23 and Echo being 8 when she had the accident[/SIZE][/SIZE].
At the end of the story Shot Dunyun says:
"Shot Dunyun: Bullshit. You know, if Echo jumps back in time, she'd be around today, but with both regular arms and legs. Normal. And with living, alive parents... Echo would be the same age as Rant or Chester, or whatever he calls himself now. They'd be just two regular, boring middle-aged people" (Page 312).
Stating that maybe Echo wasnt 8 when she had the accident. Or Maybe Green wasnt 23. Or maybe what Shot Dunyun is saying is bullshit.
Or, consider, alternating timelines where as maybe in the original timeline Green had brothers and sisters and maybe a grandfather that wasn't him. So he made himself be born a little later, postponing his birth and 'stoking' himself even more.
[SIZE=4]Now where you guys say, "Echo Lawrence ain't in the Contributors page!" Well guess what my beautiful ladies and handsomess gentlemen she [I]is [/I]in the Audio book and it is read as follows[/SIZE]:
"Echo Lawrence, Party Crasher, read by Angela Rogers, is missing and presumed immortal..."
Oh yes my gorgeous, wonderfully interesting, beautiful, sexy fellow Culties - Echo is mentioned...
And another thing -- I think I figured out the BIGGEST PLOT TWIST that was staring us in the face...
Y'know that whole idea that this is a "oral biography" but instead its a fictional story. Now with this in mind I'll state this [I]Rant has succesfully stopped Green from raping his mother stopping himself from ever beeing bo[/I]rn.
The clues are there, Irene Casey is still alive. Whereas Chester Casey has disappeared with Neddy Nelson, Green Taylor Simms disappeared as well as Rant.
Consider that Rant "never existed." That he's so forgotten and disappeared that this work which was a work of non-fictional biography has turned into a fiction...
Maybe there's a plot hole I missed to which you find young forum dwellers can inform me about it. Plot hole, I mean is, in what I've stated.
If this is how Chuck wanted us to figure it out -- fuckin' brilliant