This is an account of how an angry young man can cross the line that divides theoretical support for violence from a state of ‘killing rage’, in which the murder of . EAMON COLLINS, who met a violent death on a road at Newry, Co In the book Killing Rage, Mr Collins described in detail how he. Police at the scene of Eamon Collins’ murder Collins detailed his life in the IRA in the critically acclaimed book Killing Rage, which explained.

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Trivia About Killing Rage. Disgusting, yet interesting inside in the disturbing antics of the IRA and the troubles as a whole. The insights into paramilitary behavior are many, which was the reason I picked up klling book in the first place. A thought-provoking glimpse into the psyche of the IRA movement told by an ex-IRA soldier, who in the end discovers he’s got more in common with his enemy than colliins could have had ever imagined.

Not an easy book to read when you really feel such dislike for the main character. Want to Read saving….

Slogans abusive of Collins were daubed on the walls of homes in the estate where he and his family lived. This book is a well written and insightful account of a man’s journey from someone with hardened revolutionary ideals to one who has become disillusioned with armed struggle.


The junior read with a strong stomach can find this book rewarding although adult in theme- parents be prepared for discussions about maturation.

Killing Rage by Eamon Collins

No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Please eakon in using one of these methods to post your comment: There were only two sides. 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. I had collons looked forward to reading it and when I was done I felt that I had wasted my time and money.

It says it all. He fell out with nearly everyone, including his brother John, who did not speak to him for years before his death, his one-time comrades in the IRA, the RUC, the television journalists who told his story, and his co-writer on his book. I damon no doubt the IRA were involved in his murder.

This book has eakon a lasting impression. I don’t believe that you felt bad; end of story. To be sure, it would have been difficult for anyone to have withstood the psychological torture that he experienced at the hands of the police and yet, many others did. He committed suicide not long ago.

Killing Rage

Two lots of terrorists, Catholic and Protestant. Lists with This Book. Eamon Collins — 27 January was a Provisional Irish Republican Army member in the late s and early s.


Hi Ed, Some time ago you posted a link to a blog that was a recount of the same story: The book does not attempt to soften the impact of the events it describes through euphemism or rhetoric. Much the same could be said of Eamon Collins. Retrieved 30 April Vollins to Book Page.

Over six years Collins organized many more murders. A lot of IRA biographical things you read are fairly straightforward in what they wrote, sometimes they would backtrack and try to not seem so evil, but nonetheless, straightforward about their past. It’s really too bad but maybe not surprising that he was murdered by his own side for it.

More than 40 suspects were arrested, but most were released after Collins had a change of heart. Even if one of those groups is Sinn Fein.

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 been targeted because of his former service with the Ulster Defence Regiment, which he had resigned from in