OK, so while I like Stephen King, the only reason I read this book is because he mentioned it in his "GUNS" essay. This book was pulled from print at his request because of the correlation to school shootings, and he felt something needed to be done.
While I respect (but disagree with) his views on the book, it was his baby and his right.
Rage itself really isn't that good of a book. To me it didn't seem that realistic that the "hostages" would have reacted like they did.
To be fair, this was one of the first books he wrote so he has come a long way. It was somewhat interesting but is more of a "rainy day and can't find anything better" sort of read to me.