From 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Stephen King, The Most Riveting And Unforgettable Story Of Kids Confronting Evil Since It Publishing Just As The Second Part Of It, The Movie, Lands In Theaters.In The Middle Of The Night, In A House On A Quiet Street In Suburban Minneapolis, Intruders Silently Murder Luke Ellis S Parents And Load Him Into A Black SUV The Operation Takes Less Than Two Minutes Luke Will Wake Up At The Institute, In A Room That Looks Just Like His Own, Except There S No Window And Outside His Door Are Other Doors, Behind Which Are Other Kids With Special Talents Telekinesis And Telepathy Who Got To This Place The Same Way Luke Did Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, And Ten Year Old Avery Dixon They Are All In Front Half Others, Luke Learns, Graduated To Back Half, Like The Roach Motel, Kalisha Says You Check In, But You Don T Check Out In This Most Sinister Of Institutions, The Director, Mrs Sigsby, And Her Staff Are Ruthlessly Dedicated To Extracting From These Children The Force Of Their Extranormal Gifts There Are No Scruples Here If You Go Along, You Get Tokens For The Vending Machines If You Don T, Punishment Is Brutal As Each New Victim Disappears To Back Half, Luke Becomes And Desperate To Get Out And Get Help But No One Has Ever Escaped From The Institute.As Psychically Terrifying As Firestarter, And With The Spectacular Kid Power Of It, The Institute Is Stephen King S Gut Wrenchingly Dramatic Story Of Good Vs Evil In A World Where The Good Guys Don T Always Win. After reading this synopsis, I am once again very relieved that Stephen King is an author of horror and not, y know, a serial killer Buddy read with the Scared Straight Reads group on Instagram It s time guys, it s finally time Reads synopsis whilst at work RIP Me.An all new 500 page book from the KING My favorite author Released just in time for my birthday Comparisons made to Firestarter.I am overwhelmed with enthusiasm for this WHERE IS MY COPY WHERE IS MY MAIL PERSON UPDATE IT S HERE KING of the writers just released a book and I started my Single ladies Staying alive combination happy dance, grabbed it into my hands and started my ritual I do when I start a new King book My ritual is simple I pray for several things starting with better eyesight Dear King always like to write encyclopedic sized books which I also used in my training sessions I lift The Stand and Dark Tower series 50 times till my arms turned into jellies but now I got an amazing look Some people confused me with woman wrestlers Damn it and my healthy soul probably I sold to the devil because I m biggest fan of his fantastic villains Randal Flagg, Jack Torrence, George Stark, Blaine the Mono were my dream quadruple I visualized them start villain poker tournaments and healthy throat and ears I was 10 when I started to read my first king Book and I was at my school chorus practice, hiding my book in my music notes but instead of singing that day, I was reading and then I started screaming I terrorized my friends and teachers that day So I found my life mission already, thanks to Mr King As a summary, it is the toughest thing to start a new King book because he s definitely my favorite writer In 30 years, I left the country I was born, I cut drinking Coke because I moved to NYC and its Coke tastes the worst , I stopped eating cakes instead of I addicted to Chardonnay and cupcakes I got married and I resigned from my bank manager job to be screenplay writer Yes Everybody knows something is wrong with me after moving to L.A, learned fake smiling and not to scream when I see at a walking talking over tanned and botoxed Barbie doll So many things changed, life molded me, tormented me, punched me but also gave so many gifts to me But ONLY ONE THING in 30 years didn t change I resumed reading KING books and loved them wholeheartedly So becoming objective and not putting your fingers on your keyboard to give gazillion FIVE SHINY STARS is one of the hardest test I have to pass Let s go back to talk about this book in first few pages, I thought I started the wrong book because it seemed like Tim Jaimeson s story, was ex officer at Sarasota and left his job, left his seat to a FBI agent, hitchhiking and found himself DuPray applying Night Knocker job His story is hooked me up from the beginning I thought I read another plot but that s okay, I loved this story so much reminded me of old school King books But then next chapter, everything changed and we re introduced to highly intelligent, gifted Luke s story and his kidnapping One night he found himself at the copied version his own room but the copiers might have forgotten to add windows And the wonder kids of INSTITUTE story began I felt like somebody dragged Mr King away from his keyboard while he s writing this book and Duffer Brothers sat on his seat to create crueler version of Stranger Things with meaner adults and gifted but a little unlikable kids version I only resonated with Avery but he s not Dustin There are too many references to King s older works on this book Even the twins reminded you of Shining s creepy twins Lisa and Louise Burns There are too kind of extraordinary kinds here The kids who are telepaths or telekinetic To differentiate them they have to find the ones seeing the dots We don t have Carrie White but Avery s character was a little reminded us Danny Torrence who has its shining I missed his characters connections and growing friendship I ve read on other books his story Body , It, even at Dark Tower series was about different people s connection I found this one a little flat, dull, artificial And the vulgarity, harshness the kids endured and the illegal, ruthless test methods the institute crew applied on them DISTURBED me so much I can handle the violence I m die hard Tarantino fan but when it comes to innocent kids, this kind of torturing methods churned my stomach I wish I could puke on all the villains of the book This time their methods put me on edge and I made a waterboarding list instead of slapping because other villains of the books seemed like Disney characters comparing with these nasty scumbags Of course honor member of my hating list is starting with Mrs Sigsby what kind of last name is this and Tony I think I should put all the crew members of institute including Maureen because snitches are always the worst As a summary because of its longevity, it s not a fast reading, but it s still intriguing, you never got bored It s quite a page turner, riveting, nerve bending, surprising book Even though there are too many references of his older books, writing was a little different from King s usual style and the things the little kids fought against made me sad and frustrated So I decided to stick with shiny four stars It s still a remarkable, smart written, good book but not one of the best works of KING OF WRITERS Okay, now I started to FLOAT I think Mr King might feel I cut the last star I wish I drank my last sip of Chardonnay before being punished Well, all work no play make Nily dull person If I ve learned anything in my fourteen fifteen years of life, it s that institutes are ALWAYS evil Always. The Institute has easily become my favorite Stephen King novel, ever It may be over 500 pages, but this book reads so fast, you won t put it down I would say that this book is a combination of X Men meets Stranger Things with the literary horror writing style that you ve expected to love by Stephen King The characters were multifaceted, the story was gripping and original, and there wasn t too much exposition we got right into the story early on This story really will take you on an adventure that you weren t expecting, and you will definitely not expect how it turns out The Institute will get you thinking and I see big things for this release. 3.5 stars Maybe 4 Gonna think on it Full review to come. King s magic is in his characters, and this one is no exception Proximal to IT and FIRESTARTER, THE INSTITUTE is his classic children versus darkness tale, drawn in the flawless and consuming way we ve come to expect from this master storyteller. I ve been a huge SK fan since days of reading The Shining at a camp in Maine bad idea, but that s for another day I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of The Institute, and I m thrilled to report this is an example of Stephen King in top form No spoilers or details here the book won t be released till September But when it is, pick it up and be prepared to read into the night It s horrifying without being a horror book not that there s anything wrong with that a book about evil meeting kindness You ll love it. Only one thing stopped me from giving this fabulous book 5 stars all the political bullshit that was inserted I read for an escape There s a reason I don t watch the news It wasn t enough to ruin the story I just deemed it unnecessary Besides that, this was the best SK book I ve read in a long while This time he created a doorstop that was worth turning the pages.
- 561 pages
- The Institute
- Stephen King
- 14 December 2018 Stephen King