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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Disgusting, yet interesting inside in the colllns antics of the IRA and the troubles as a whole. Collins’ situation – not so much. After his arrest, however, Collins turned supergrass, the term used for those prepared to give evidence against former colleagues. I will say this is a great look into the IRA from a new view.
damon Email required Address never made public. Then they carry out their part in the struggle. A year later Collins was found beaten and stabbed to death not far from his home on the outskirts of Newry.
I hated this book. Eamon Collins saw the light after six years of planning death and mayhem.
Killing Rage – Eamon Collins, Mick McGovern – Google Books
He unravels his life in honest and compelling detail; toward the end of the book you won’t want to put it down. Collins spoke in court about Murphy’s role as the IRA’s chief of staff and key fundraiser, who earned millions for the Provisionals through smuggling fuel, livestock, illicit alcohol and the control of counterfeit goods in the border region.
Nov 28, Jenny rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Want to Read saving…. Killing Rage is a window into the thinking of one person involved in the IRA. More British than Irish. But I understand ho I wish I could do a half star because this book was pretty good–informative, entertaining, thought-provoking, but ultimately, kulling something I’ll draw back on very often I don’t think. But I understand how difficult it is to leave behind something that has defined you for so long and that still shapes your worldview in many ways.
Retrieved colluns September After several years in Dublin, he subsequently moved to Edinburgh, Scotland for a period, where he ran a youth centre. Are you getting a full account or only a partial one?
For anyone that had nightmares with The Kite Runner, expect nightmares with this one as well. But the book is reasonably laconic about his involvement with the Nutting Squad.
Read it and gain an understanding of the Troubles, to the point where you feel like there’s no hope; and then follow Eamon’s path to rejecting the republican movement altogether. However, soon after the trial Collins’ home was attacked and daubed with graffiti calling him a “tout”, a slang word for an informer in Irish Republican circles.
The IRA is suspected of his killing…. Lists with This Book. It was the first book I’d voluntarily read in a long time, and it so interested me and enlightened me that I took a renewed interest in reading and in educating myself on a variety of subjects.
The insights into paramilitary behavior are many, which was the reason I picked up the book in the first place. Jul 31, Leif Bodnarchuk rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book should be read by nationalists and unionists; it should be studied and talked about.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There was a great scene where he is in a poor Catholic neighbourhood and sees a piece of offal on the street. This was one of my most anticipated IRA reads. I have no doubt the IRA were involved in his murder.
Collisn to be confused with the Irish footballer Eamonn Collins. The book does not attempt to soften the impact of the events it describes through euphemism or rhetoric.
Here is the nutsbolts and dolts of the birth of Modern Political Terror. Hi Ed, Some time ago you posted a link to a blog that was a recount of the same story: So even though he becomes a terrorist, you sympathize with him He antagonised the IRA until finally they lost patience with him, savagely killing him innot even two years after the publication of Killing Rage.
I mean, if you know that this is pointless and you know the reasons why and you know no one will listen to you – why keep fighting? However, after an appeal from his wife who remained an IRA supporter, and on receiving a message from the IRA delivered by his brother on a visit to the prison, Collins legally retracted his evidence, in return for which he was given a guarantee of safety by the IRA provided he consented to being debriefed by it.
I liked hearing the real account of someone’s experience in the IRA and what all that entailed philosophically in addition to the duties. May 11, Meredith rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But it seemed like the period through which he was colline involved and yet very disenchanted with it went on forever and I kept wishing he would just get out. It says it all. I’m not even going to comment on ridiculous statements that call the British Army a ‘side’. I don’t believe that you felt bad; end of story.
Then he denied all his confessions in court, amazingly winning his freedom. Preview — Killing Rage by Eamon Eamob. The most touching xollins was his process of separation from the organization and all of the experiences that that included–prison time, loyalties and friendships ruined, etc. Published on Youtube 26 February They also had a political ideology, and when other republican groups surface with a different ideology, killng It’s not about how a scout car driver pumps his brakes to alert the gunmen driving behind.
While the writing isn’t great, the importance of this book lies in the descriptions of the inner workings of the IRA in the s.