Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Shadow Project

The Shadow Project

Herbie Brennan

Danny is just trying to survive, not join some top-secret CIA/MI6 spy operation. Unfortunately for Danny, when he accidentally stumbles into their secret underground facility, he is sucked in to the Shadow Project. The Shadow Project uses special machines to separate your energy body from your body, almost like being a ghost or some sort of spirit. You can see other people, but they can't see you. You can visit anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye. To the CIA and MI6, this seems to be the perfect reconnaissance tool. The problem is, one of the agents has been captured in their spirit body, which was said to be impossible! Meanwhile, Danny discovers a plot to summon spiritual monsters from the parallel Astral world and attack the Shadow Project! It is up to Danny and his fellow teen agents, Opal and Michael, to stop this attack at all costs.

When I first read the inside cover summary of the book, I had no idea it would involve all of the spiritual side. I thought it would just be remote viewing. The concept of the remote viewing was intriguing enough, but the whole Astral Plain was another story. When you get over the fact that it is a little far-fetched (because in reality, the whole story is, being science fiction), it adds a unique perspective on the three agents, as well as Danny's grandmother. The way that the operatives can bend the rules of physics there is very interesting, and helps tell the reader to keep an open mind about things. Another thing I liked about the book is the way that the chapters change perspective from character to character. It is not only helpful to get each person's opinion on the situation, but their opinion of each other as well. I really enjoyed this book and immediately bought the sequel. It wasn't a cliffhanger where you NEED the sequel right away, I just really enjoyed the book and wanted more, which I think is a sign of a very good book.

Do you think that it is possible to have machines create an OOBE (out-of-body-experience)? What about just spontaneously having them, like Danny?

If you were Danny or Opal, would you believe Michael and his Uncle about the Astral Plain?

Aside from spying, how else do you think the technology behind creating OOBE's should be used?

Please leave your comments and answers!

1 comment:

maydayparades said...

i swear ive read the book in a matter of days!!i swear its freaking awesome!!we could use it for...actually,i dont know.