Morocco Bound Review

Reviews

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

In Review: The Order of Time

Sam Griffin

In many ways, the title of this book is paradoxical. After the first few chapters, the notion that...

Who Reads Cynthia Ozick?

Toby Lloyd

Among writers, Cynthia Ozick’s reputation could make titans jealous. Beloved by anthologists and prize-givers alike, her trophy cabinet...

Becoming Everything Everywhere All At Once

Jack McKevitt

As filmgoers creep back into cinemas, the thrill of an unexpected hit film is once again possible. One...

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...


More articles

The Power of Socialist Architecture

Elsa Kenningham
Thinkpiece

In the limbo-period of occupation and division following World War Two, the o...

Turning Love to Hate with Luisa Le Voguer Couyet

Isis Menteth Wheelwright
Sharepiece

Luisa Le Voguer Couvet is one busy woman. The founder of the collective hate,...

The Case for Not Having Fun

Will Brookman
Thinkpiece

If depriving yourself from pleasurable chemical reactions in the brain sounds...

Desert Dispatch

Sandblast
Sharepiece

In a corner of the desert in South-West Algeria, tall stalks of yellow sunflo...