Andrey (azangru) wrote,

King’s The Institute is an engrossing page-turner, combining themes from The Shawshank Redemption and The Firestarter. Then, out of nowhere, much to my surprise, King up and declared his political allegiance:

[the character] thought of the old, faded Hillary Clinton sticker on the back bumper of her mom’s Subaru. It said STRONGER TOGETHER, and of course that was how it worked here in Back Half. That was why they watched the movies together. That was why they could reach across thousands of miles, sometimes even halfway around the world, to the people who were in the movies.

[several paragraphs later]

They were stronger together, yes, but still not strong enough. No more than Hillary Clinton had been when she ran for president a few years back. Because the guy running against her, and his supporters, had had the political equivalent of the caretakers’ zap-sticks.

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