The Institute

The Institute

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Abducted youth Luke Ellis is imprisoned in an inescapable institute, where children with the abilities of telekinesis and telepathy are subjected to torturous manipulation.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781982110567
Branch Call Number: King, S
Characteristics: 561 pages ; 25 cm

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ArapahoeChristineS Oct 06, 2019

With shades of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, mixed with the horrors of concentration camps, this tense story is really about friendship, the power of being "in it together", overcoming, as well as the shocking fact that humans can do horrendous things to others for the so called "greater good". I was completely absorbed and invested. King is such a brilliant writer and storyteller. I'm a chicken, so reading Stephen King is not usually something I will do (no ghosts or horror for me); however the summary intrigued me and I went into listening to this very tentatively; I'm so glad I did!

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pondgrl
Oct 05, 2019

I love Stephen King, and this one did not disappoint! It really makes you think - what would the world be like with the things that are being used in the book (I don't want to spoil it for others)?

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jtcampbel47
Oct 05, 2019

Another King classic, the references to current day events makes it that much more readable

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kaitarms16
Oct 04, 2019

A great read! Would recommend to anyone.

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angryitaliangirl
Oct 01, 2019

The man is back and FINALLY writing again without his son. Thank God!! This book is awesome.

great.

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MourningStar
Sep 29, 2019

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ciahutto
Sep 29, 2019

The last 2 times I have tried reading King-he always has to throw in a comment about Trump. I have been reading King since Carrie. But I am over everything being political. Too many books in the world to waste time on it.

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midori_hon
Sep 29, 2019

4.75 stars. my very first stephen king novel, and it was a doozie. I'll still avoid the horror genre, but I see why king has so many fervent fans. a few wry comments about current events (he is much more overt on twitter) made this book fresh and exciting. I found myself thinking if only...

LPL_LeahN Sep 28, 2019

I'm a huge King fan, have read a lot of his early and more recent books, and dare I say it ... this is up there on my list of favorites. He just never fails to come up with a new way to scare me and no one writes kids better. Luke Ellis and the others from the Institute are as endearing as they are tough. The adult players are written with a depth and polarity that makes me feel like I know them. This book frightened me, made me think, made me laugh, and even broke my heart a little bit. Another King classic, and sure to be a wildly entertaining TV series.

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007Gatsby
May 13, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Minor Frightening Scenes

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007Gatsby
May 13, 2019

Violence: Minor violence

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007Gatsby
May 13, 2019

Coarse Language: There are swear words since it's a Stephen King book, but that should NEVER stop children from watching or reading something, as long as they are smart enough to know not to repeat those words.

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007Gatsby
May 13, 2019

007Gatsby thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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