- Jul 8, 2016
- Funster No
- Rapido 890F A Class
- Since 2016, caravans before that, folding Caravan, tents before that
King’s latest, The Institute begins with Tim, an all-American hero loner ex-cop with depth, thoughtfulness and a quick intelligence that sets him apart. He’s lost his job thanks to a freak occurrence, which turns out to be one of the major themes: is an event the result of pure chance, or is it somehow destined? The bulk of the story, however, takes place in the dirty, grey, sinister Institute itself, and from the perspective of 12-year-old Luke Ellis. It is a good story, well told in King’s usual style. I felt there was possibly too much (padding?) in the first part about Tim, but the two characters came together well.