- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2868 KB
- Print Length: 350 pages
- Publisher: Pinnacle; 1 edition (1 July 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0071MZHH6
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #866,987 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Darren Mack would take advantage of this time to kill his estranged wife, Charla.
He then turned his rage on the judge who had been presiding over the couples' acrimonious divorce.
True crime author Gary C. King's latest book Rage, details the story of Darren Mack's divorce struggles, his murderous solution, and his attempt at revenge on the man he held responsible.
But, beware, it's done in a technical, mundane, very repeatitive manner. If you saw the Dateline episode on this case, you'll learn nothing new.
There are several important things that most true crime enthusiast look for in the books they read that is missing in Rage, such as:
-Photos of the victim. There is not one single photo of Charla Mack. How are readers to envision the victim if there are no photos?
-Background on Charla Mack. A couple of paragraphs tell us about her childhood. The author mentions she had done a little bit of acting but, other than the names of the movies, provides nothing more. As a result, readers are unable to get a feel for who Charla really was.
-Background on Darren Mack. We want to know what makes killers tick. His mother (a very biased individual, of course) tells a couple of good things about her son's growing up years, but that's it.
-The back cover mentions the couples' "swinger" lifestyle, but it's only mentioned in passing here and there throughout the book. Nothing but hype!
Rage is not one of 2010's true crimes book I can recommend. While Gary King has great writing skills, his style of writing is choppy, lacking and reads more like Court documents rather than a book.
Those of you looking for a mindless gore-fest may find fault with the thoughtful approach King gives to his books, and with shock value often overriding journalism in the much maligned true crime genre, King may be "too good for the job," but those who appreciate journalistic integrity merged with solid writing skills, RAGE will be a top priority for purchase.