The Institute

Stephen King
The Institute Cover

The Institute: A Novel


I guess if you have been writing novels for 45 years, eventually you will write a book that either intentionally or unintentionally feels like a duplicate of something you have already written. This is what I feel happened with Stephen King's newest novel The Institute. Even though it is not a duplicate to Firestarter, it felt very similar to me. I even feel like "The Institute" was mentioned in the book. It seems like it was the organization that was responsible for the original chemical testing in Firestarter, but I could be wrong. It has been several years since I read the book.

To me The Institute feels like it was written in the same world as Firestarter. I enjoyed both books and did not mind that they felt so similar too much.