It took me a bit to get into The Institute but once I did, I found it to be a hard book to put down. I know 2020 has just started, but as it stands, this is the best book that I’ve read all year.
I don’t want to talk a lot about the plot of the book, as I feel that reading it should be a surprise as it is amazing, but what I will do is share with you part of the review that I left for this book on Goodreads:
Some of Stephen King’s books, I find, have a way of making you think. Especially if you’re someone who’s a bit more open-minded to the possibility of the strange being real. And it makes you wonder, what kind of strange things are happening out there in the real world, that we don’t know about because we either close our minds to the possibility of it because it’s too farfetched or because we’re just too scared to be able to handle knowing that it’s out there and it exists, maybe even for the greater good. And The Institute does this. It makes you think. For better or worse.
This book made me feel a lot of things as I read it: anxiety, shock, horror, sympathy. And I would highly recommend it if you’re looking to read something by Stephen King that isn’t scary.