"Good mysteries are never just mysteries. They’re usually a combination of engaging literary fiction with compelling characters, an interesting plot with twists and the skillful layering of several genres, including history, mystery, and, in the case of Bill Ectric‘s novel Tamper, also a dab or two of the paranormal. Whit, the narrator of the novel, is on an expedition to understand his past." - Claudia Moscovici, author of Velvet Totalitarianism, reviewing Tamper for Literature Salon.
"I very much enjoyed reading Tamper, an original mix of Fortean insight into the paranormal and a coming-of-age novel." - Adrian Dover, Creator of
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"For a book described as The Hardy Boys meet William S. Burroughs, Tamper is a surprisingly tender book about growing up on the edge of magic." - Eric D. Lehman, Professor of English, University of Bridgeport, author of Bridgeport: Tales From the Park City
Tamper was the word used by real-life pulp science fiction writer Richard Shaver, who sparked a controversy in the 1940s when he claimed that underground mutants were beaming invisible rays into his brain, "tampering" with his mind. In the novel Tamper, young Whit begins to suspect that Shaver had experienced a dark truth.
"When Bill Ectric wants to make a story weirder, he just adds events from his life - a life that is stranger than anything he invents." - Steve Aylett, author of LINT and Slaughtermatic
- Bill Ectric, April 2011
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