The Institute




      The Institute
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. New Read [ The Institute ] Author [ Stephen King ] – heartforum.co.uk

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.


      The Institute
 By Stephen King IBN : 1982110562 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 576 pages
  • The Institute
  • Stephen King
  • English
  • 22 July 2018
  • 1982110562

10 thoughts on “ The Institute

  1. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Goodreads Choice Awards Horror Winner After sitting on this review for a few days now, I ve wrestled with how much to say, and I feel like less iswill be key in this scenario The synopsis gives a distinct feel of kids facing an evil entity in this case an institution , which is correct, but the focus ison the journey that the kids experience, with a small bit of intense action closing out the story After being enthralled for almost 600 pages, my only real CONGRATULATIONS Goodreads Choice Awards Horror Winner After sitting on this review for a few days now, I ve wrestled with how much to say, and I feel like less iswill be key in this scenario The sy...

  2. Chaima ✨ شيماء says:

    After having read this book, I am once again very relieved that Stephen King is an author of horror and not, y know, a serial killer

  3. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    His best recent book that truly felt like one of his classics

  4. Emily May says:

    Great events turn on small hingesI think very few people will claim that The Institute is one of King s best works, but I, for one, think it s up there with some of his most entertaining.The Institute takes a very familiar plot the plot of a few thousand YA novels, it has to be said and adds in King s trademark detailed characterization, long winded but still enjoyable storytelling, and no small amount of fodder for conspiracy theorists everywhere There s kids with special powersGreat events turn on small hingesI think very few people will claim that The Institute is one of King s best works, but I, for one, think it s up there with some of his most entertaining.The Institute takes a very familiar plot the plot of a few thousand YA novels, it has to be said and adds in King s trademark detailed characterization, long winded but still enjoyable storytelling, and no small amount of fodder for conspiracy theorists everywhere There s kids with special powers subjected to cruel experiments, secret government organizations, and faith in the idea that no enemy is too great if we all face it together Exciting Reading this book it is easy to see why a people rush out to devour every new King book, and b the book snobs don...

  5. megs_bookrack says:

    I need some time to gather my thoughts on this one.I have such a difficult time formulating reviews of King s work As in a full review may never come I accept this and it s okay Original Reads synopsis whilst at workRIP Me.An all new 500 page book from the KING My favorite aut...

  6. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    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 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 an...

  7. Susanne Strong says:

    5 Bright and Fabulous Stars What can I tell you about The Institute Besides the fact that it s a phenomenal read and the narrator is fantastic I simply adored the character development It s something that I think Stephen King excels in His writing draws you in like a toasted bagel with butter, that you can t wait to sink your teeth into Here, King features a large cast of characters, some of whom have been stolen away from home, and now reside in The Institute Luke Ellis was taken 5 Bright and Fabulous Stars What can I tell you about The Institute Besides the fact that it s a phenomenal read and the narrator is fantastic I simply adored the character development It s something that I think Stephen King excels in His writing draws you in like a toasted bagel with butter, that you can t wait to sink your teeth into Here, King features a large cast of characters, some of whom have been stolen away from home, and now reside in The Institute Luke Ellis was taken from his home in the middle of the night When he wakes up, he s in a room at The Institute It looks almost exactly like his own room back home, except for the fact that there are no windows, none Not a one There he meets Sha, Nick, Avery and quite a few others They draw strength from each other Some are teens, like himself and a few are just kids They go throug...

  8. Matthew says:

    4.5 StarsIn the past 10 years I feel like only Sleeping Beauties and Doctor Sleep have felt as much like classic King as The Institute Many of the elements in this book are tropes straight from his early days youth relationships The Body, IT, The Long Walk , children with extraordinary powers Carrie, The Shining, Firestarter , mysterious evil The Stand, The Long Walk, The Tommyknockers, Christine , really despicable bad guys Misery, IT , and a minor male protagonist reminiscent of Stu 4.5 StarsIn the past 10 years I feel like only Sleeping Beauties and Doctor Sleep have felt as much like classic King as The Institute Many of the elements in this book are tropes straight from his early days youth relationships The Body, IT, The Long Walk , children with extraordinary powers Carrie, The Shining, Firestarter , mysterious evil The Stand, The Long Walk, The Tommyknockers, Christine , really despicable bad guys Misery, IT , and a minor male protagonist reminiscent of Stu Redman, Andy McGee, Louis Creed, John Smith, Ben Richards, etc., etc.Much of the plot reminded me of view spoiler the Breakers sequence in The Dark Tower series hide spoiler The f...

  9. Tucker says:

    Many thanks to Scribner for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 12 10 19 Congratulations, Stephen King, on winning the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for HorrorGreat events turn on small hinges I knew it I was right Institutes are always evil That said, I didn t expect them to be this evil So, what s this book about Stephen King s Institute follows Luke, a twelve year old genius who has been captured by The Institute Luke is now being held against his Many thanks to Scribner for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 12 10 19 Congratulations, Stephen King, on winning the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for HorrorGreat events turn on small hinges I knew it I was right Institutes are always evil That said, I didn t expect them to be this evil So, what s this book about Stephen King s Institute follows Luke, a twelve year old genius who has been captured by The Institute Luke is now being held against his will in the strange place where the staff are doing experiments and tests ...

  10. Debra says:

    No one does ever live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves Stephen King King had me at the very beginning when Tim Jamieson out of the blue decides to give up his seat on a flight and decides to hitch hike instead He s not quite sure why he has chosen to do this, but he has and off he goes on a walk that takes him to a small town where he takes a job as a Night Knocker a job his grandfather once had He s overqualified for the job but decides toNo one does ever live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves Stephen King King had me at the very beginning when Tim Jamieson out of the blue decides to give up his seat on a flight and decides to hitch hike instead He s not quite sure why he has chosen to do this, but he has and off he goes on a walk that takes him to a small town where he takes a job as a Night Knocker a job his grandfather once had He s overqualified for the job but decides to take it, nevertheless There he meets some interesting people, as one often does in a small town, heck, that is where the truly interesting people live such as Orphan Annie who stole my heart and frankly hasn t given it back.Just when I was getting into this plot, King changes things up a bit and introduces us to a brilliant twelve year old named Luke Ellis who has big plans for ...

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