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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Eamon Collins begins the story with a quick over view of his life and tells the reader what events lead to him joining the IRA. He must have developed a reputation for utter ruthlessness and a great capacity for violence despite his diminutive physical stature. Obviously, it is a profoundly depressing read, not least because Collins was beaten to death presumably by IRA, although it’s never been confirmed two years after the book was published.

Return to Book Kiilling. May 11, Meredith rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In he appeared in an ITV television documentary entitled ‘Confession’, [16] giving an account of his collina experiences and a bleak insight into Irish paramilitarism.

It is also a self-portrait of the despair and disintegration, the hardening to conscience and grief, that accompany political violence. It is a truthful picture of the brutality and waste caused by the IRA’s unwinnable campaign, and of its human consequences.

Not always an easy read, but an interesting and important one to understand the modern terrorist They say there is nothing worse than a reformed smoker, but Eamon Collins, a reformed IRA man, shoots down that theory. Some time ago you posted a link to a blog that was a recount of the same story: Granta Books- History – pages. This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat Paperbackpages. After his exile Collins moved to Dublin and squatted for a while in a deserted flat in the impoverished Ballymun area of the city.

If you raage listen to their accounts, there’s something qui What’s amazingly rare about this book is the way the author takes personal responsibility for his exmon in the savagery of the Troubles. He also incurred the wrath of South Armagh republicans by giving evidence rave Thomas “Slab” Murphy in a Dublin libel trial.


Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It’s a great, great work and one I am constantly recommending. This book is a well written and insightful account of a man’s journey from someone with hardened ,illing ideals to one who has become disillusioned with armed struggle.

The IRA is suspected of his killing…. Ultimately I found it very interesting to consider how one man’s decisions lead him to a fate he could not escape.

In contrast, this collina is the only one I’ve come across from the Republican side who really lets people collinns. His belief in the martial discipline of IRA’s campaign had been seriously undermined by the event of the assassination of Norman Hanna, a 28 year old Newry man on the 11 March in front of his wife and young daughter, who had collinx targeted because of his former service with the Ulster Defence Regiment, which he had resigned from in But I understand ho 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 think.

More British than Irish. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. That is always nice to read.

But it seemed like the period through which he was still involved and yet very disenchanted with it went on forever and I kept wishing he would just get out. This book is the true account of the small-town violence and terror which lies behind the headlines. At the same time in the media he called for the re-introduction of Internment after the Omagh bombing for those continuing to engage in such acts; [17] published newspaper articles openly denouncing and ridiculing the fringe Real IRA’s attempts to re-ignite paramilitary warfare in Ulster, alongside publicly analyzing his own past role in such activity, and the damage that it had caused on a personal and social level to the two communities of Ulster.


Here is the nutsbolts and dolts of the birth of Modern Political Terror. What’s amazingly rare about this book is the way the author takes personal responsibility for his role in the savagery of the Troubles. The first one he organized was the murder of Ivan Toombs who also worked at the Customs office where Collins worked. I read it about 10 years ago and am so glad I picked it up again.

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But, like every other book I’ve read by a terrorist, it’s just a pathetic, failed attempt at whiny justification their very own choice to partake and enjoy! Psychologically unsuited to physical violence, Collins was appointed instead by the IRA as its South Down Brigade’s intelligence officer. Killig ask other readers questions about Killing Rageplease sign up.

He is no saint, yet he’s no devil.

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

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Really interesting book, but not for those faint of heart. He goes on to explain what he did during his time with the IRA and those that he met in their ranks.

It makes compelling reading and is a truly fascinating insight into not only the workings of the IRA, but the terrorist mind-set in general. Even when they murdereing innocents-they still believed in the cause and that made sense. This killinf is the most disturbing and probably one of the most important ones to read.

Too bad this book killed Eamon Collins. His memoir relates his career in the IRA, from his recruitment, through a sordid litany of murders and bombs, to his arrest by the authorities and his betrayal of his erstwhile associates.