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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Much the same could be said of Eamon Collins. Northern Irish history buffs. You are commenting using your Twitter account. This book is the true account of the small-town violence and terror which lies behind the headlines.
The IRA order exiling him from Ulster had not been lifted, but with a formal ceasefire from the organization in operation ordered by its senior command, and in the sweeping changes that were underway with renunciations of violence by all the paramilitary organizations in the province that had followed on from it, he judged it safer to move back in with his wife and children who collinx never left the town.
This is not an overview of theTroubles and those seeking a comprehensive history should look elsewhere. This book should be read by nationalists and unionists; it should be studied and talked about.
I enjoyed that he was more than just a killer, that he had insights into HOW killings, bombings killimg were set up. In my opinion, these are the people we can learn from.
Not satisfied with this, he annoyed the IRA command structure in Crumlin Road gaol by refusing to kow-tow to them and constantly reminding them of the bankruptcy of their terrorist actions. I had really looked forward to reading it and when I was done I felt that I had wasted my time and money. It’s really too bad but maybe not surprising that he was murdered by his own side for it.
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There was a great scene where eqmon is in a poor Catholic neighbourhood and sees a piece of offal on the street. I liken him to Billy Giles, the Protestant who also needed to understand how and why he became a killer, and was willing to share the very ugly truth with the world. He likes to give me books to help address that. A lot of IRA biographical things you read are fairly straightforward in what they wrote, sometimes they would backtrack and colluns to not seem so evil, but nonetheless, straightforward about their past.
Email required Address never made public. I recently read eamoj books about the troubles in Northern Ireland. 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.
Notify me of new comments via email. Oct 10, Randall rated it it was amazing. In January he was waylaid on a public road and murdered near his home in Newry in Northern Ireland. Jul 12, Brian rated it it was ok.
Paperbackpages. No trivia or quizzes yet. I don’t think it’s working. The Police Service of Northern Ireland PSNI has confirmed that a year-old man was arrested at his house in the border town on Tuesday and is being questioned in connection with the killing.
But, like every other book I’ve read by a terrorist, it’s just a pathetic, co,lins attempt at whiny justification their very own choice to partake and enjoy!
And the backtracking is frustrating, because just stop – you can’t be tried for these crimes again. Not an easy book to read when you really feel such dislike for the main character. Open Preview See a Problem?
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We need to learn the why of how people th Killing Rage is a window into the thinking of one person involved in the IRA. Eamon Collins was such a terrorist, scouting rabe planning for the IRA during the troubles in the s and s.
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This was rather like going up to a sleeping tiger and sticking pins in it. Retrieved 8 September Eamon Collins was an educated, intelligent and hard working person.
Disgusting, yet interesting inside in the disturbing antics of the IRA and the troubles as a whole. Jan 14, Cynthia rated it liked it.