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The Institute

av Stephen King

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Luke Ellis har alltid vetat att han speciell. Det inte bara hans extrema beging, det ocksen mliga prkan han har pin omgivning varje g han blir riktigt uppr Det han inte vet att nn haft en ponom och hans talang le. En natt blir han kidnappad och flugen till en plats beln djupt inne i skogarna i Maine: Institutet. Dutnyttjas barn med ovanliga fgor som brickor i ett farligt globalt spel.… (mer)
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Still One of My Greats

I have to tell you I am the biggest Stephen King fan but if you read my reviews regularly you know that right.
King writes so well about the innocence of kids. He also writes at his best when the subject is pure evil. Think about what “IT” is all about. When you take pure evil and innocent kids and you slap them together and you have the magic of The Institute. The book starts in a simple little town where a cop passing through takes a job as a night knocker. There's a kid, a really smart kid, who's 12 years old and getting ready to attend MIT because he's, you know, special. That's the setting. From there it gets chilling. Even without ghosts, or vampires or outer space boogie men.

The child, Luke, is taken in the middle of the night. His folks are murdered. He wakes up at The Institute in Maine in a room that's just like his - almost. There are other kids there and he gets the skinny from a young girl in the hallway, seemingly smoking a cigarette. She tells him that they "do stuff" to the kids, injections-flickering lights-dunking, but at least they're in the Front Half. You don't want to go to the Back Half. No, that's like the roach motel. Kids go in and don't ever come out.

To say this is a character study of the people throughout history who have told themselves that the horrible, hideous, atrocious things they do are for a "higher good". This book is King at his best. It's tense and I found myself ill at ease throughout the 500 plus pages. But it's good. A good story, good writing, and yeah, sure, it's relevant in the America of today and about our choices. This is going to be one of those books that I rotate through at least once a year. Five stars all the way.


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  b00kdarling87 | Jan 7, 2024 |
I never know where a novel by Stephen King is going to take me and that’s what I love about his story telling talent. In The Institute, readers first meet Tim Jamieson, a cop who is relocating to Dupray, South Carolina to escape a tragic life event. Next, we meet Luke Ellis, an amazingly intelligent young boy with a special gift. Luke’s parents are murdered in the middle of the night by a special operations team, and Luke is taken to The Institute. There, Luke meets other kids who also have special gifts of telekinesis and telepathy.

At The Institute, the kids are tested regarding their abilities and treated with tokens if they cooperate. For those who choose not to cooperate, they receive severe punishments. They begin their time in Front Half, and once they are moved to Back Half…well, no one really knows for sure, but it’s a place all of the kids fear. As soon as Luke arrives in Front Half, he knows this isn’t a place he wants to stay.

King introduces fascinating concepts that made my skin prickle. He introduces theories I hope stay in the realm of fiction. The story is suspenseful; the last 100 pages were intense. I couldn’t stop reading until I finished the book. I picked up on nods from King’s previous works: Firestarter, The Outsider, and Salem’s Lot. I also noticed the character, George Iles, which must be a tip of the hat to another author King is friends. And an author I also thoroughly enjoy.

The Institute is an excellent book. When I look at it on my bookshelf, I will fondly remember the characters and how much I enjoyed my time with them.

I have photos and additional information that I'm unable to include here. It can all be found on my blog, in the link below.
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  NatalieRiley | Dec 28, 2023 |
Santino Fontana (Narrator)- Enjoyed the narrator. He did a great job.
Loved this book. I love anything, Stephen King.
As always, hard to walk away from. ( )
  cfulton20 | Nov 13, 2023 |
Another brilliant story by Stephen King.
Children with extra-sensory powers are kidnapped by the Institute and you discover all of the building's secrets along with Luke on his mission to escape. ( )
  BluezReader | Nov 12, 2023 |
I did NOT want this book to end. I'm really enjoying Stephen King these days. His 11/22/63 book was good but this one topped it.
I loved all the kids in this book. I had issue with a few minor things - like I don't understand the box phone. I thought I understood it until a point near the end that described a screen looking like an iPad. I thought these were 80s phones?
I also had to look up night knocker as many others did as I learned via Reddit.
However, still, very strong book that I took pains to try to listen to when I wasn't in the car. That's rare for me an audio books. ( )
  ankhamun | Nov 2, 2023 |
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Luke Ellis har alltid vetat att han speciell. Det inte bara hans extrema beging, det ocksen mliga prkan han har pin omgivning varje g han blir riktigt uppr Det han inte vet att nn haft en ponom och hans talang le. En natt blir han kidnappad och flugen till en plats beln djupt inne i skogarna i Maine: Institutet. Dutnyttjas barn med ovanliga fgor som brickor i ett farligt globalt spel.

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