Morocco Bound Review


The MBR book reviews are based in a belief in the power of literature to launch meaningful political, philosophical and cultural conversations.

Not Making Sense: The Politics of Gayl Jones’s Palmares

Emily Moore

Born in 1949 in Lexington, Kentucky, Gayl Jones has published four novels alongside poetry and short story collections...

Why we needed Matrix Resurrections, philosophically

Chris James Newlove

Matrix Resurrections is the latest release in the long list of resurrected films some decry as “ruining childhoods”....

What Do Men Want?

Oliver Lewis

Here’s a problem for bright minds to solve: a well-mannered, highly respected, and commonsensical feminist thinker is forced...

The Craft of Everyday Tragedy

Lucy Kenningham

If you haven’t heard of Lucia Berlin already, no doubt you’ll be forced to soon. Her name will...

Analysing Mark Fisher's Last Crumbs

Isis Menteth Wheelwright

It’s difficult to review a work that was never finished, or intended to be published. Postcapitalist Desire: The...

Revolting Women & the Paradox of Fear

Flora Medford

For women in the UK, taking up space in a manmade world is becoming more, not less, precarious....

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat - Reviewed

Alisdair Grice

Warning: pay close attention to punctuation, readers. I erroneously read the title of journalist Jenny Kleeman’s book as...

The Case for Degrowth

Oliver Danger Lewis

The Case for Degrowth has a very simple basis: compound economic growth is both unsustainable and undesirable. When...

Apologies for the Convenience

Saanya Gulati

Imagine if your job was so intrinsically linked to your identity that to be without it would cause...

The Perils of Unlimited Peace, Love & Freedom

Lucie Jubin

This story starts in Paris, in May 1968. Students from Nanterre university (near Paris) and the Sorbonne are...

David Graeber's Bullshit Jobs

Anonymous Worker

I’m writing to you from a state many of us have trudged through this year. Endless work calls,...

Hurricane Season Reviewed

Sean McDonagh

Relentlessly dragging the reader on the trail of a mysterious murder, Fernanda Melchor’s Hurricane Season, expertly translated by...

Nightwood in the 21st Century

Cal Bakaya

Reading Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood is like watching an Olympic gymnastics routine. You find yourself enthralled by Barnes’ contortion...

Dream House as Review

Lucy Mordaunt

The disappearance of Lauren Spierer, a 20 year old who went missing from Bloomington, Indiana in 2011, appears...

Hamnet: No Escape From Reality

Flora Medford

Despite sharing both origin and eponym, Maggie O’Farrell’s award-winning novel Hamnet and the infamous play Hamlet are two...

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On Gluttony & Greed

Thomas Beavis

A brief history of the seven sins

Intellectuels 2.0

Elsa Kenningham

The concept of the public intellectuel is a quintessentially French one. The ...

An Architect Walks the Camino

Jonathan Dransfield

I had a great adventure just over a year ago and I intend to write a book abo...

Smouldering to Oblivion

Katie Weatherstone
International Affairs

When you think of fashion trends, what comes to mind? Maybe leopard print, fl...