Book Review of “The Institute” Cont.
by Adam Huddleston
As I continue my journey through Stephen King’s “The Institute” I curiously notice that while the story itself is interesting, the characters are beginning to become rather stale. Not only that, but there are (in my humble opinion) too many of them. King has thrown together a motley crew of “good guys” and “bad guys” in the titular location, but the sheer number of them has made the plot rather confusing. I’m having a hard time putting a face (and the person’s characteristics) to the name.
Overall, the tale is good. King is at his best when he presents us with interesting, relatable protagonists and antagonists. I’m looking forward to finishing the novel, I just feel that overall, he has stuffed it with too many characters.