Bill Lectric's novel, Tamper, seems simply irresistible too. I mean what better recommendation than this blurb can there be?...
"If you like secret panels and
passages, pulp magazines like
Amazing Stories, Fate, Weird
Tales, and Argosy, Aldous Huxley's
The Doors of Perception,
small-town childhood escapades
reminiscent of Jean Shepherd's A
Christmas Story, Tom Wolfe's
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and
arcane historical fiction, Tamper
is your kind of book."
Here's a picture of August Strindberg to prod your synapses. Not sure I've ever seen a photograph more full of narrative potential.