ROBERT REDFORD: “...she had a protean talent, a beautiful imagination and the energy and courage to explore every avenue of art as far as it would take her.”
SAUL BELLOW: “The great ‘meltdown’ of modern sexual anarchy.”
ROBIN HAMLYN: “Porter’s and Blake’s works ...the very essence of all great art."
PETER TRIPPI: “...most pertinent to Camber Porter is Michelangelo.”
LOUIS MALLE: "Badlands is an extraordinary book. Its imagery makes one think of William Blake. Better than a novel, it reads like a fierce poem, with a devastating effect on our self-esteem."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: “Through Parisian Eyes is a well-rounded, intelligent look at the contemporary Parisian spirit. Porter's eclectic gathering covers French xenophobia, politics, feminism, creativity, intellectualism, structuralism, imagination and the arts, providing an area of interest for almost every palate. Through Parisian Eyes forms one steady conversation that progresses with absolute fluidity.”
MICHAEL EDELSON: "This is an exceptional book on Wim Wenders. Frankly, I was not prepared for this extraordinary volume. The depth of Melinda Camber Porter’s interview with Wim Wenders is breathtakingly apparent. Speaking from experience, I am in the position to truly appreciate work of this nature and Melinda Camber Porter’s remarkable achievement."
ISHMAEL REED: “Porter’s poetry and paintings have a soft, lyrical quality.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES: “Sensuality is at the heart of Porter’s work.”
JEFFREY PAINE: “Porter, who is Redon’s equal and, with effort, outsurpasser.”
LEO CASTELLI: “Few artists have the rigorously philosophical instincts.”
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: “Porter’s willingness to listen well and challenge when necessary.”
PETER PERHONIS: “...sections remind me of Shaw and Wilde.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES: “Painter-Novelist...a line between erotic and obscene.”
MIKE NICHOLS: "Frank is a please in every way." —Mike Nichols, Film Director
JOYCE CAROL OATES: “Badlands is a very strong, very intelligent and very intriguing novel.”
PETER MATTHIESSEN: “...her vision is lyrical, yet unflinching.”
JOAN DIDION: “In Badlands, Melinda Camber Porter has focused her English intelligence on America and rendered it as an uneasy dream of sex and death and abandonment, a mirage with the power of possession.”
MICHAEL HASTINGS: "...It is an exquisite prose poem."
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: “For a quick plunge into the turbulent, exhilarating, waters of contemporary French culture, Through Parisians Eyes brings us voices from the world of film, theater, journalism, publishing, politics, philosophy, including many active in several of the capacities. Scintillating talk.”
DONNA SEAMAN: “Porter so powerfully conjures is a place where wounds don’t heal.”
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE: "[The Art of Love is] A well-paced chronicle of personal and professional achievement that will appeal to artists of all ilks."
NANCY KARLINGS: “Porter skillfully picks and chooses from the entire range of modernism.”
LEO CASTELLI: "Not since William Blake has an artist created such a profound relationship between the visual and verbal worlds. Melinda Camber Porter's vision is subtle, lyrical and has universal significance."
PETER MATTHIESSEN: "Badlands is an achievement."
BOOKLIST: “Badlands is a deeply affecting story of revelation and its repercussions."
PUBLISHERS GROUP WEST: “"More than an extraordinary love story, Badlands delves beneath the surface of contemporary America to illuminate the deep-seated dreams of its people - native, newcomer, and immigrant.”
BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE: “Through Parisian Eyes is a particularly readable and brilliantly compiled collection. The voices of French intellectuals mingle in this uniquely constructed volume of interviews and commentary.”
THE WASHINGTON TIMES: “Melinda Camber Porter is no softy, never awed by her illustrious subjects. She ably and charmingly tracks for those of us who weren't there, the role of Parisian arts and ideas.”