2010: Odyssey Two

2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke is a science fiction book and the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. The book was published in 1968 so as it is set in 2010 the author had a different idea about the future.

In the book humanity is rapidly expanding to the stars with several country’s [...]

The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is a poem that seems to be about a traveler walking down a road and he comes to a junction. Both paths seem to be exactly the same. So at random he picks a path and continues on his journey.

Then the final part of the poem seems [...]

Romeo and Juliet killed by Chance?

Romeo and Juliet could have been killed by pure chance. Just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. There are a lot of examples of chance in the book. Some are directly related to Romeo and Juliet’s death and some are not.The first big example of chance being the killer of Romeo and [...]

3-5 changes

Make you a better person

More patience Less stubborn Anger management

Improve your family

Less annoying sister More time to play X-box More social commitment

Improve year 9 at DCSZ

None or less homework At least three interesting field trips More PE class

Improve DCSZ

None or less homework No strike system No uniform

Improve [...]


I was reading The Killing by Robert Muchamore. In this book and all the books in the series an organisation of spy’s uses children to catch criminals as they are never suspected of being undercover operatives.

In this book a small time criminal suddenly seems to have a lot of money and buys a new [...]

Reading Speech

I think reading is really important. A lot of my friends do not like reading but I really do.

Firstly younger children need to read to learn. Reading can teach people about the world can also help develop the imagination. Reading aloud can improve grammar and phrasing and can teach new words and vocabulary. Also [...]

Current Book

Currently I am reading James Patterson’s The Final Warning. It is the fourth book in the Maximum Ride series.

The quote i like from the book is: “You will be silent!” “Boy, if I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that.”

I like this quote as it is used in almost all the [...]

Personal response to chapter 1

The book bog child is set in 1980 and focuses on a boy named Fergus

After reading the first chapter of bog child I was fairly bored. The first chapter is all talking between two characters Fergus and uncle Tally. They drive up the hill and talk. Even the part where they find the dead [...]

History of English

The sheet we read through recently on the history of English was fairly interesting. However I find it mildly insulting that it referred to english as a mongrel or a cross-breed. I personally think that is a definition of American english as they spell half the words wrong. But that is not the point.

I [...]

Max as a writer


In this post we have to describe ourselves as a writer. As a writer I enjoy writing short stories. Anything else i find really boring to write. I enjoy writing suspensefull or thriller stories. I really hate poems as I am really bad at them. The rhyming is never a problem if that is [...]

Max as a Reader

My name is Max Eichel. I am 13 years old.

I like to read in my spare time. I personally prefer reading action, adventure, sci-fi or fantasy books. If i really enjoy a book i can usually finish it in 1 or 2 days. I really like the Eragon series and Harry Potter wasn’t bad. [...]

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