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Das Institut

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  1,881 ratings  ·  335 reviews
In einer ruhigen Vorortsiedlung von Minneapolis ermorden zwielichtige Eindringlinge lautlos die Eltern von Luke Ellis und verfrachten den betäubten Zwölfjährigen in einen schwarzen SUV. Die ganze Operation dauert keine zwei Minuten. Luke wacht weit entfernt im Institut wieder auf, in einem Zimmer, das wie seines aussieht, nur dass es keine Fenster hat. Und das Institut in ...more
Hardcover, 752 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by Heyne Verlag
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Chaima ✨ شيماء
After reading this synopsis, I am once again very relieved that Stephen King is an author of horror and not, y'know, a serial killer
Reads synopsis whilst at work:

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!


IT'S HERE!!!!!!!!!!
Chelsea Humphrey
Feb 01, 2019 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Dennis
Buddy read with the Scared Straight Reads group on Instagram! It's time guys, it's finally time!

Feb 10, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
If I've learned anything in my fourteen fifteen years of life, it's that institutes are ALWAYS evil. Always.

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J.D. Barker
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
King’s magic is in his characters, and this one is no exception. Proximal to IT and FIRESTARTER, THE INSTITUTE is his classic children versus darkness tale, drawn in the flawless and consuming way we’ve come to expect from this master storyteller.

Many thanks to Mr. King and his publisher for the advance copy.
Laura Rash
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Only one thing stopped me from giving this fabulous book 5 stars: all the political bullshit that was inserted. I read for an escape. There’s a reason I don’t watch the news. It wasn’t enough to ruin the story I just deemed it unnecessary.
Besides that, this was the best SK book I’ve read in a long while. This time he created a doorstop that was worth turning the pages.
David Risher
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been a huge SK fan since days of reading The Shining at a camp in Maine (bad idea, but that's for another day.) I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of The Institute, and I'm thrilled to report this is an example of Stephen King in top form.

No spoilers or details here; the book won't be released till September. But when it is, pick it up and be prepared to read into the night. It's horrifying without being a "horror" book (not that there's anything wrong with that)-- a book about
Nilufer Ozmekik
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 co
Feb 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
My knees buckled when I saw Stephen King has this book coming in 2019. OoOoOoOo ... I'm so excited!!
Sep 10, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
An institue ✔
Stephen King ✔
Horror ✔

This is going to be amazing.
Sophia Triad
New book by THE King!
John Rodenbaugh
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So the release dat is 9/10/19.. so 19/19.... this might just be a DT connection.
Jul 24, 2019 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read any of Stephen's works but this sounds so interesting. I definitely want to read it.
amanda ☄︎. *. ⋆
ok this sounds so cool
Aug 26, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, audible
Hmmm... to preorder on Kindle or Audible? Audible it is. :)
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
King’s books keep getting better. Luke and his friends are another great team of young heros that you will adore. As usual good doesn’t always triumph but you can’t put the book down.
♛ Garima ♛
This has X-MEN feel to it...

Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened
Tautly written.

The story is emotional and gripping. Horrifying and unrelenting. Both relateable and mind-boggling. Frustrating for all the right reasons. The pace never let up, Every character - big and small- were thoroughly developed and - those good and bad - were great additions to the story.

The narrator took a chapter or two to vibe with, but ended up doing justice to the story. I will physically read it in the future as it's a story you shouldn't experience only once, but also because ev
Jun 22, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While it's not among my favorites, it never slows down and I couldn't put it down. It reminded me several times about Firestarter. As always, good characters that feel real (specially a little boy named Avery) and it's not shy to show brutality in several passages.
John Lynch
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars rounded to 4 for good reads

Constant Readers it’s here. That joyous time twice a year when we are taken into a world crafted by a master storyteller. A man who in recent times has elevated his craft to a point where most of his novels have transcended beyond a genre, and have become living, breathing worlds that feel fleshed out and lived-in. The Institute, by Stephen King is another such world. One in which had its ups and downs, but by the end takes you on a whirlwind of adventure and
Rachel Kamery / Never Enough Novels
Stephen King’s latest novel, The Institute, is the perfect gateway drug for readers new to his writing. It tells the story of a facility where children with telekinetic or telepathic powers are taken to be tested and used. One night in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Luke Ellis’ parents are murdered and he is drugged and kidnapped. He wakes up in The Institue. The other children quickly bring him up to speed about the horrible testing and painful punishments inflicted upon them. They also mention Th ...more
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was dark, fast-paced, crazy, and entertaining. This is for sure one of the most thrilling books centered on children since IT. The development of the kids’ abilities and characters added greatly to the enjoyment. The book kept me up late for a few nights straight but it was well worth it! Overall, a thrilling read!
Chris Roberts
Jul 22, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sub-standard terror-speak,
cloaked night savagely come,
next day exhaling century -
every false step a four pint blooding.


Stephen King, having lost logical consciousness, proclaims the earth is flat and peopled by Bram Stoker characters.

Chris Roberts, Patron Saint to the Egrets
What the Fluff
Feb 08, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: this-year
I feel extremely excited!
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 stars. Though this book does deal with supernatural subject matter & some horrific images it felt more like a boy’s adventure story, a gripping & fun one at that.
Pooja Banga
Waiting for this ..

Thankgod Stephen King writes horror and he is not a serial killer 😁
Cody | codysbookshelf
New Stephen King! I badly wanted to give this five stars, and I almost did, but I think I’m settling on four stars.

Going into this book I was skeptical. After the atrocities that were Elevation and Sleeping Beauties I was growing concerned King was losing his touch, but I suppose I shouldn’t have worried too much. Throughout this writer’s (long) career he’s had many ups and downs. For every Cell there is a Lisey’s Story. For every Four Past Midnight there is a Needful Things. Etc. And luckily S
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stephen King writes the "other" like no writer has before him. It and The Body are the best examples of his writing as a kid, but The Eyes of the Dragon, and even Firestarter are also good examples. King dedicates this book to his grandsons, and I can only imagine what kind of granpa he is, when he can write so convincingly as one. You only have to watch the interplay between Eddie and Richie in the recent It films to know how good he is at this. Even better on the page.

We get this narrative thr
Ellis (whatellisreadnext)
'Great things turn on small hinges.'

The book starts off with Tim Jamieson, an ex cop who decides to get off a plane and hitch hike his way towards New York, in search of a new job. When he comes across the town if Du Pray and sees the sign advertising the job of town Night Knocker some feeling makes him apply. We then find ourselves following Luke Ellis and exceptionally bright kid on his way to University at the age of 12. When he wakes up in a place that looks like his bedroom but definitely i
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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, M ...more

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“this life we think we’re living isn’t real. It’s just a shadow play, and I for one will be glad when the lights go out on it. In the dark, all the shadows disappear.” 2 likes
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