The Institute is a science-fiction, horror/thriller, it entails the story of a young boy called Luke, who has very special powers. Life is pretty normal for Luke despite this, until he is kidnapped and taken to an extremely private institute in Maine, where more children with powers such as telepathy and telekinesis are being used to ‘allegedly’ serve the country.
What I thought?…
Honestly, I haven’t really read any Stephen King before this book. Generally being quite a scaredy-cat, I was afraid of reading a Stephen King novel and not being able to sleep at night! So, deciding it was about time I give the best selling author a try, I opted for one of his slightly less spine-chilling novels; which happened to be his newest novel, ‘The Institute.’
At first, I found this book quite slow to start with and it took me a while to get into. Being a slow reader anyway, it took me a while to read, as it is a mighty beast of a book!
However, once I got used to the style of writing and developed a connection with each of the characters, especially the main character, Luke. I found I couldn’t put the book down and I was routing for the children in the novel to overcome the evil they were trapped in.
So, I don’t think this will be the last Stephen King book I will be reading, I may even try one of his really terrifying ones like IT, maybe now as a twenty-three-year-old I might finally be ready to face my fear of clowns!