The Institute

A Novel

Stephen King

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Beschreibung

“A big shank of a book that reminded me instantly of many of the reasons I loved (love?) [King]. His characters are the kind of people who hear the trains in the night. The music is always good. He swings low to the ground. He gets closer to the realities and attitudes of working-class life in America than any living writer I can think of.”

—Dwight Garner,
The New York Times

"Throughout his long career, King has been committed to the bedrock notion that stories matter, that they help us understand both ourselves and the world we inhabit.
The Institute, filled as it is with anger, sorrow, empathy and, yes, hope, reiterates that commitment with undiminished power. It is a first-rate entertainment that has something important to say. We all need to listen.”

—William Sheehan,
The Washington Post

“As consummately honed and enthralling as the very best of [King’s]  work...How do you maintain your dignity and humanity in an environment designed to strip you of both? That theme, such an urgent one in literature from the 20th century onward, falls well within King’s usual purview...Of all the cosmic menaces that King’s heroes have battled, [the] slow creep into inhumanity may be the most terrifying yet, because it is all too real.”

—Laura Miller,
The New York Times Book Review

“The Institute is another winner: creepy and touching and horrifyingly believable, all at once.”


The Boston Globe

“This is King at his best.”


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Gripping… This is a thriller — and a good one, at that. There’s little in the way of King’s usual emphasis on the occult beyond the topic of psychic powers, which, according to surveys, as many as 40% of Americans believe are real. But there’s no shortage of monsters, that’s for sure. They just come in the coldblooded, end-justifies-the-means, laws-don’t-apply-to-us human variety. We have no trouble believing that those types of people are real. And they are plenty scary.”


The Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Fans will draw parallels between Luke’s tight band of friends and the kids at the center of
It, in which the Losers Club faces off against a murderous clown, but this is an entirely original story that can only come from the mind of a master teller like King.”


The Florida Times Union

“King wows with the most gut-wrenching tale of kids triumphing over evil since
It….Tapping into the minds of the young characters, King creates a sense of menace and intimacy that will have readers spellbound…Not a word is wasted in this meticulously crafted novel, which once again proves why King is the king of horror.”


Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"You don’t need to be a horror fan to read
The Institute — or to have
The Institute take over your life, since this is generally what happens with King’s novels...His storytelling transcends genre."

—Marion Winnick,
Newsday

“Shocking suspense and hallmark thrills…
The Institute offers a thrilling reading experience and rousing tribute to the resilience of children and the unending fight against evil.”

—G. Robert Frazier, BookPage

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes 
If It Bleeds, 
The Institute, 
Elevation, 
The Outsider, 
Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: 
End of Watch, 
Finders Keepers, and 
Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 
11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by 
The New York Times Book Review and won the 
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works 
The Dark Tower, 
It, 
Pet Sematary, and 
Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with 
It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Produktdetails

Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 576
Erscheinungsdatum 10.09.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-982110-56-7
Verlag Simon + Schuster
Maße (L/B/H) 24,1/16,2/5 cm
Gewicht 844 g

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von Alina am 01.05.2021
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In this book you follow along two completely different lives, but yet in the end all fits together perfectly. A captivating book somewhere between fantasy, fiction and psychological thriller. Personally, I found this book not as creepy as Pet Semetary and not as horrifying as The Shining. Maybe a good start for readers who nev... In this book you follow along two completely different lives, but yet in the end all fits together perfectly. A captivating book somewhere between fantasy, fiction and psychological thriller. Personally, I found this book not as creepy as Pet Semetary and not as horrifying as The Shining. Maybe a good start for readers who never read a book from King before.


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