- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Vintage (3 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099532034
- ISBN-13: 978-0099532033
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 520,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Rage Paperback – 3 May 2012
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"A stunning novel. Here at last is the Irish Chandler. Naylor is a villain worthy of Elmore Leonard in his prime" (Ken Bruen)
"The Rage is a gripping thriller written with such authority and authenticity that it almost feels like documentary. If you love crime fiction, you owe it to yourself to read Gene Kerrigan" (Stuart Neville)
"Kerrigan's bruising depiction of Dublin's underbelly is wrought with hard-boiled lyricism" (Metro)
"Pacy...cuts close to the bone" (Irish Independent)
"Written in Kerrigan's trademark, sparse style, it rattles along the way all good crime fiction should" (The Irish Independent)
Winner of the 2012 CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, this is a gripping thriller set in credit-crunch Dublin, from the master of hardboiled Irish noir.See all Product Description
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So, although I finished it - normally a good sign - I now feel there was nothing memorable about this book.
It was OK. Thats about it.
That some are involved in the side helping of the killing of the banker, and, as it turns out, an earlier murder, does not detract from the main course of the build-up and enactment of Vincent Naylor's frenzy when he hears his brother has been shot by the police - hence the book's title. Though the vernacular may not be to everyone's taste -and it obviously represents the people of the place - Kerrigan's description of Dublin through Tidey, Rose Cheney, his partner on this case at least, and the other characters paint a vivid picture of the city in economic decline.
As to the story itself, it does jump about a bit too much at times and one particular passage concerning the nun's past seems rather irrelevant. However, countering that is the sympathy you have with Naylor's brother when he realises the game is up. Crooked he may be, but the author conveys that, in his brief death throes, he realises how wasteful it has all been. As for the main villain, all you feel is hatred as he struts around as the big `I am', walking over people simply because they happen to be weaker.Read more ›
My favorite part of the book was the heist plotline, which is packed with fascinating details (like GPS chips in shirt-collars). However, after it goes somewhat south, it all gets a bit messy in a somewhat predictable way. Similarly, the investigation into the murdered property developer leads to some very connected people who have the power to shut the investigation down once a semi-plausible culprit has been identified. D.S. Tidey faces the classic dilemma of disobeying his orders or walking away to fight crime another day. The social justice aspect of the book (crooked developers, and even the nun has a dark backstory) probably strays a touch over the line into being heavy-handed, but it's a well-crafted and well-told book stocked with fully-realized characters. Definitely worth reading if you like crime with a procedural bent, or have a particular interest in Ireland.
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I really enjoyed this book. It makes a change to read a police thriller that is not from the States or an English city. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Nobby
I really enjoyed this book. It had a great sense of place within Ireland and Kerrigan had some wonderful characters. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rebecca Bradley
Enjoyed the characterisation.
Some of the plot detail was a bit hard to discern.
Overall it is a very enjoyable tale that will appeal to most crime fiction readers of any... Read more
Very good pace and storytelling. Dublin locations and rise and fall of Ireland's Celtic Tiger economy skilfully interwoven with plot. Read morePublished on 20 April 2014 by Pete Trewin
This book left me a bit flat. I think there were too many characters competing for my attention, and two big stories which would have worked better if they each had ben given their... Read morePublished on 21 Mar. 2014 by Denyse King
Noir subtly mixed with social commentary set in contemporary and very bankrupt Dublin. Nobody does it better than Mr Kerrigan.Published on 2 Sept. 2013 by Mr. Edward R. Addison
Not a book I would recommend but it's not my usual genre. I already read this sort of stuff in the daily papers. I don't want it for for entertainment.Published on 18 Jun. 2013 by Mugsy
Gritty, workmanlike story of the underbelly of Dublin noir, well told in this thriller which is described in far more garish terms in the blurb than actually is to be found in the... Read morePublished on 5 Jun. 2013 by Michael Watson