A discussion, not a review.
Were you able to finish the novel? Did it pick up or continue to diminish with out-of-place political sentiments?
King's politics are the real horror story.
Finally read article, as said to tweet agreed with first 2 points & why, same as you. Interestingly enough, 2018's Outsider & Elevation we're his last books I was thoroughly engrossed in and truly enjoyed. Institute was gross, horrible & child psychological & physical abuse. Most of it made me emotional & physically ill. And I did like Outsider TV ending better....can't wait for his Sept. release "Holly", maybe he'll go back to the good writing with hero Ms. Gibney...fingers crossed!