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 more and more 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.

The Institute Details

TitleThe Institute
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 10th, 2019
PublisherScribner
ISBN-139781982110567
Rating
GenreHorror, Fiction, Thriller

The Institute Review

  • megs_bookrack
    January 1, 1970
    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!
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    Want it, need it... Whatever you call it, I gotta have it.
  • Tucker
    January 1, 1970
    If I've learned anything in my fourteen years of life, it's that institutes are ALWAYS evil. Always.| Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy | Reddit
  • Sophia Triad
    January 1, 1970
    New book by THE King!
  • Sheri
    January 1, 1970
    My knees buckled when I saw Stephen King has this book coming in 2019. OoOoOoOo ... I'm so excited!!
  • amanda ☄︎. *. ⋆
    January 1, 1970
    ok this sounds so cool
  • What the Fluff
    January 1, 1970
    I feel extremely excited!
  • Glenda
    January 1, 1970
    https://goo.gl/images/1js59g
  • John Rodenbaugh
    January 1, 1970
    So the release dat is 9/10/19.. so 19/19.... this might just be a DT connection.
  • deep
    January 1, 1970
    PW Starred: King wows with the most gut-wrenching tale of kids triumphing over evil since It. In a quiet Minnesota neighborhood, intruders kidnap 12-year-old prodigy Luke Ellis and murder his parents. When Luke wakes up, he finds himself in a room identical to his own bedroom, except that he is now a resident of the Institute—a facility that tests telekinetic and telepathic abilities of children. Luke finds comfort in the company of the children in the Front Half: Kalisha, Nick, George, and Aver PW Starred: King wows with the most gut-wrenching tale of kids triumphing over evil since It. In a quiet Minnesota neighborhood, intruders kidnap 12-year-old prodigy Luke Ellis and murder his parents. When Luke wakes up, he finds himself in a room identical to his own bedroom, except that he is now a resident of the Institute—a facility that tests telekinetic and telepathic abilities of children. Luke finds comfort in the company of the children in the Front Half: Kalisha, Nick, George, and Avery. Others have graduated to the Back Half, where “kids check in, but they don’t check out.” The Front Half are promised that they’ll be returned to their parents after testing and a visit to Back Half, but Luke becomes suspicious and desperate to get out and get help for the others. However, no child has ever escaped the Institute. Tapping into the minds of the young characters, King creates a sense of menace and intimacy that will have readers spellbound. The mystery of the Institute’s purpose is drawn out naturally until it becomes far scarier than the physical abuse visited upon the children. Not a word is wasted in this meticulously crafted novel, which once again proves why King is the king of horror. Agent: Chuck Verrill, Darhansoff & Verrill. (Sept.)
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  • Frank Iasparri
    January 1, 1970
    3.7
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