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Great bigraphy,not sure about the political analysis.,
This review is from: Killing Rage (Paperback)
Collins was killed in 1999,probably by republicans disgusted by his break with the IRA and his subsequent public denunciations of republicanism,especially the paramilitary variety.
This is a narrative of his coming of age,his involvement with the IRA,up to and including murder,his subsequeny arrest,confession and retraction,his break with republicanism and a short account of life in exile in the Irish Republic and scotland,with musings about life after armed republicanism.
He freely admits to becoming something close to non-human,someone purely obsessed with eliminating his enemies,and he has the grace to say sorry to all of his victims.
Problem is that his account of republican politics seems projected backwards from after his break with the IRA.He claims his disillusionment set in long before the break,but he had no problems continuing in an organisation he says he detested,and he also states he could have left the IRA with few or no problems.
Still,a good insight into the banality of evil,Northern Ireland-style.