Killing Rage has ratings and 49 reviews. Thedailyloaf said: quite possibly one of the most disturbing books regarding the Troubles. it is the autobio. Some time in the coming weeks Eamon Collins would have received compensation for injuries received when he was knocked down by. Co-written by former journalist Mick McGovern, ‘Killing Rage’ tells the story of Eamon Collins’s short but eventful life in the IRA during the late.

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I wish I could do a half star because this book was pretty good–informative, entertaining, thought-provoking, but ultimately, not something I’ll draw back on very often I don’t colliins.

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He unravels his life in honest and compelling detail; toward the end of the book you won’t want to put it down. In Easteras he walked home to his parents’ home in South Armagh during a break from his studies in Belfast, on arrival he found both his parents being man-handled by British troops during a house-to-house raid searching for illegal weapons, [3] and on remonstrating with them Collins was himself seriously assaulted, and both he and his father were arrested and detained.

Collins was ultimately concerned with his own self preservation. I have an acquaintance who insists I’ve been brainwashed by being an army brat. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. As the narrative follows him through different periods, I rafe liked how clearly he puts us in his head.

Email Print Facebook Twitter Reddit. The Killing of Ivan Toombs. This book shows the reality of what kilping involved with a terrorist organization is like and that no matter what you do for them you are expendable. We need to learn eakon why of how people th Killing Rage is a window into the thinking of one person eamoj in the IRA.


A Sort of Republican. Mar 21, John Williams rated it really liked it. If you pick up a book on rags IRA operative, you expect it to be graphic in details.

Mar 07, Simon G rated it did not like it. Account Options Sign in. Jan 27, – Eamon Collins, 45, was beaten and stabbed beyond recognition on a country road just outside Newry a short distance from his home in a suspected revenge attack for turning supergrass.

Nov 28, Jenny rated it it was ok Recommends it for: After his arrest, however, Collins turned supergrass, the term used for those prepared to give evidence against former colleagues. Notify me of new posts via email.

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Granta Books- History – pages. Just like they were in more ‘popular’ conflicts like Iraq. He committed suicide not long ago. Published on Youtube col,ins February But not that surprising.

They say there is nothing worse than a reformed smoker, but Eamon Collins, a reformed IRA man, shoots down that theory. See 1 question about Killing Rage….

‘Killing Rage’ – A Missing Chapter From The Story Of Eamon Collins’ Life In The IRA

Ultimately I found it very interesting to consider how one man’s decisions lead him to a fate he could not escape. It isn’t even about naming or not naming major IRA players.

It’s not about how a scout car driver pumps his brakes to alert the gunmen driving behind. In January the Police Service of Northern Ireland released a statement that a re-examination of the evidence from the scene of the murder had revealed new DNA material of a potential perpetrator’s presence, and made a public appeal for information, detailing the involvement of a specific car model a white coloured Hyundai Ponyand a compass pommel that had broken off of a hunting knife during the attack and had been left behind at the scene.


From a university student aemon radical leanings to a soldier in the guerrilla war in Northern Ireland, Collins tells the very personal motivation behind his decisions and perhaps more importantly, ramon his actions lead him to a point where he no longer controls his destiny. He was acquitted and released after spending two years in prison. Collins had opposed the targeting of Hanna on the basis that it wasn’t of a governmental entity, but had been over-ruled by his superiors, and he had gone along with the operation; his conscience burdened him afterwards about it though.

Killung even though he becomes a terrorist, you sympathize with him Eamon Collins — 27 January was a Provisional Irish Republican Army member in the late s and early s. It’s very difficult to honestly investigate our motivations and actions as our beliefs change, and this book does it better than any other I’ve read.