Eaten by Wolves

A Psychological Sci-Fi Journey Through a Broken Man's Mind

Fiction - Science Fiction
250 Pages
Reviewed on 02/23/2022
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Author Biography

Richard R. DiPirro is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and holds a BA in English from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA. A survivor of PTSD and bi-polar disorder, Richard knows what lies at the bottom of the pit, and knows where to turn for help when he feels like climbing in. He finds his greatest joy at home with his wife, surrounded by their three amazing kids.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Eaten by Wolves is a sci-fi psychological thriller written by Richard R. DiPirro. War veteran Van Ryan's life turns upside down while hiking in the north Georgia mountains when he is forced to witness his best friend Will Snowden's death as he is torn apart by wolves. In addition to that, he encounters an alien collective consciousness that commands Van to retrieve a lost component of its whole. To complete his task, Van has to travel to Harrison, Arkansas, dubbed the "Most racist town in America." As Van traverses the deep south, a troubled lesbian artist named Spot accompanies him. He is also haunted by the memories of his past, constantly dreaming about Will's wife, Yip. But in Harrison, an unexpected danger awaits that may change his whole life.

Surreal, intense, and filled with intrigue, Eaten by Wolves doesn't take much time to dig its claws into you and refuse to let go until the end. Author Richard R. DiPirro crafts a gripping yarn full of suspense and mystery to keep you hooked throughout the pages. The plot moves quickly, with numerous twists and turns that keep you guessing, and you're never sure about what's going to happen next. Van is a complex protagonist who struggles with the external forces in his life and his inner demons. There is a sense of unreliable narration going on with his scenes that make them feel ambiguous as to whether or not what's happening is real. If you're a fan of neo-noir thrillers, I highly recommend Eaten by Wolves.

John R Roberts

A sharp punch to the solar plexus.
Eaten by Wolves is a rollicking read.
Part Noir, Part Mythic Road Trip, and all Gonzo.