Hello It’s me person from the last video, but now- -I’m clean! I would like to talk to you today about this book right here! The Institute by Stephen King. I finished it a couple of days ago and it generated enough questions and thoughts that it felt appropriate to make a video about it. So, this is the ONLY Stephen King novel that I’ve ever read I had barely seen any of his movies before this -because- I’m a scaredy-cat that didn’t sleep for months after having seen a specific part of Sunset Beach when she was 14 because she was scared that people would murder her if she walked out of her house. Sooo- yeah I never really watched the movies. It’s kind of weird though because after just reading one book by Stephen King I can kind of understand how most of his books would play out. I kind of understand his way of writing really well. of writing really well. It was an interesting feeling I felt like if I would read book from Stephen King that he made several years back I would still get this kind of same feeling. Then maybe you would say Well, most authors have a special kind of style when writing so that’s not unique at all, to which I would say why are you interrupting me but also, yes of course most authors have a style but since Stephen King has such a routine for writing, he’s written like 50 books – or something – that many of his books has the same kind of vibe – or something – and I’m not trying to say that this is a copy of other novels that he’s made before but just that it has a certain structure to it all. that even though I haven’t read anything else it feels familiar to me. for those of you that don’t know the plot this is a horror book – although I will get into the genre bit a bit later on in the video. and it’s mainly about 3 or 4 people depending on how you look at it. it all starts out with this ex-cop who gives up his seat on a plane and instead decides to hitchhike all over the US and then ends up in this smalltown out in nowhere and takes a job there working nights. then we take a really big leap to what seems to be a completely different story It doesn’t feel like it can be connected, but it will be connected later on. anyway, we jump to this young boy, he’s 12 years old and he’s this very smart kid He’s got accepted into 2 different universities and he really wants to go. However, one night a couple of people breaks into his home when he and his parents are sleeping and murder his parents and kidnaps him. Later, he wakes up in what seems to be his room BUT there are some differences from what it used to look like. For instance, there is no longer any window. He soon realises that there are other kids living there as well some younger than him some older than him. and they’re all trapped in what seem to be some kind of institute. There are adults there as well, but, they are not there to take care of them in any way. So- this was a ride. I would actuallly say that everything up until the end was excellent. I mean, I liked the ending as well, but a bit too much was explained for my taste. I like my horror to be more mysterious. The ending should like if someone had torn out the last chapters and it just ends with someone walking out a door and then there is nothing else THAT level of confusion is what I want from my horror books. So in terms of horror I would actually put this on a medium level, sure it is creepy that children are kidnapped and tortured and all of that but the writing didn’t really scare me that much It had more of a thriller vibe to it. and maybe you will think me crazy for not thinking this was dark enough to be a horror since it had kidnapping, and murder, and torture, and so many horrible stuff and maybe you’re right but it was the feel of it it didn’t read like a horror novel to me even if there was a lot of horrible stuff happening. The characters felt very distinct to me not like they’re carica– — — – anywho – but like you understand who is good and who is bad THAT is not the mystery of the book. At least I thought it was pretty clear that the adults doing experiments on young children are the bad guys. but maybe that’s just me! But it kind of felt like from a reader’s point of view Those are the bad guys. and sometimes that can be nice – well not experimenting on children – I don’t think that’s ever nice but knowing who is good and who is bad. We know who to root for and we have a clear good v bad and we are reading to find out if the good people win in the end. It is quite easy to understand why people love to read his books, this one went by so fast. It was quite fast paced, it had action, and the supernatural, and this David V Goliath fight with children fighting an evil organization throughout it all. It is quite fun to think that if this had not been a Stephen King novel, it would probably had been labeled as a young adult novel It’s fun to read a book when there are several different characters and you feel like you can relate to or at least understand a lot of them. you might not agree with them but they are interesting and they feel like complete characters that really have a purpose for being in the story and they also help drive the story forward. I enjoyed reading about most of the characters but it was also really easy to cheer for the good guys. It kind of felt like in Get Out, the movie by Jordan Peele, where you just feel so hooked on the story, and you just want this protagonist to win and get out safely that you just want them to die, all those white people, just KILL THEM! It got intense. Or maybe like with Geoffrey when he died in Game of Thrones How many of us didn’t cheer when he fell down, all with his face all purple like a smurf and his parents had to watch him die? How happy weren’t we then? I mean It was a pretty good feeling. And it’s such a talent to be able to portray something like that, that makes us feel those intense feelings for different characters. and you know when it is done really well rainbows are shooting up out of everyone and we are just so happy and we are high fiving each other through our televisions. And that is one thing I think this book has done well. Yes, we are cheering for the children and we really want them so succeed, but even more than that we want the bad people to die by their own experiments and be crushed like the dirty little – poop – they are. I’m just gonna throw it out there. They did my favourite character dirty. They worked their tiny little hands to the bones to then be cast away and replaced by some tiny man-child hero that we often saw in 90s movies. that we were indoctrinated into thinking that Oh, they’re the good guy and we should cheer for them even though they didn’t do that much that was worth praising. – anywhoo – I would recommend this book to those that want a fast-paced thriller with very dark tones and – something else – and a clear good v evil plot. yeah, didn’t read that from the text down there at all. Nono, I know this All.By.Heart. This stuff that I wrote about an hour ago… I kind of feel like this is a book that would fit most types of people. I mean, it did win Goodreads choice awards for best horror, so I guess a lot of people have already stated that they like it, but still. Even if it might be a 4 out of 5 star book, I gave it a 5 star rating on Goodreads because it was an exciting read and I had fun the whole time kind of. And yes, the ending was not as good as the rest of the book but I still felt like I could enjoy myself through it all and it was an very fun David V Goliath journey, or something, I don’t know. This book was good, I enjoyed reading it You can read it too if you want. not my copy because I have to return this to the library, OR, yeah you can read it too because I’m going to return it to the library I do not know what I’m talking about now Bye!