Reviews and Press

The Love Factory (2018)

Reviews

This Factory’s Production Line Rocks – The Erotic Review, 18th April 2018

‘THE LOVE FACTORY’ Blog Tour review from CHARLENE JESS

GOODREADS ‘THE LOVE FACTORY’ Review by Johnny (Aurora Sights)

Karen Mace’s review of The Love Factory:

“I found this to be an intelligent, fun and sexy read that was a pleasant surprise as I really didn’t know what to expect from this book! Karen Mace’s review

Goodreads reader review by Jax:

“A beautiful book. I loved the pace and the build. I felt for Anna and her circumstances, how the family was placed in its setting, and her relationships with her friends/colleagues. I was rooting for her the whole time. Cordelia was a solid spunky addition to the story. The stories within a story all worked beautifully. You always wanted more from the Love Factory tales from the Love Factory as did the fictitious customers.Highly recommended.

BLOG TOUR ‘THE LOVE FACTORY’ Review by Writing Garnet

 

 

 

Press

Ten reasons I wrote The Love Factory

Lucky Me – a short love story by Elaine Proctor for S Magazine

The Savage Hour (2014)

Reviews

This beautifully written book, peopled with rich characters and concerned with eternal questions about love, loyalty, living and dying, may be too leisurely to make it an excellent ‘crime novel’. But as a novel whose plot happens to be based on a criminal act, it is outstanding (Literary Review)

A compelling read (Fabric Magazine)

The 21st century’s South African To Kill a Mockingbird (Social Bookshelves)

The Savage Hour is an excellent, thoughtful book, written in a lyrical and intensely visual manner which no doubt owes something to Proctor’s earlier career as a film-maker . . . This is not a crime novel, though the progress of the investigation moves the plot along, coming to a satisfying conclusion. It is a profound and deeply moving exploration of relationships, within and outside families, on and off the farm. The characters are unforgettable . . . Proctor explores them with a deft touch, presenting them as flawed but human. The Savage Hour is a superb novel that offers a fascinating picture of contemporary South Africa and a profound exploration of the human condition. I doubt that this year will bring along much to top it. (Margaret von Klemperer)

Intense and beautifully written . . . A complex and deeply satisfying meditation on the weighty matters of being human . . . Deeply moving (Boykey Sidley – Book buff)

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http://bookslive.co.za/blog/2015/06/02/the-outsiders-in-my-head-2015-barry-ronge-fiction-prize-shortlistee-elaine-proctor-on-writing-the-savage-hour/
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Rhumba (2012)

Reviews

“…a proper and compelling piece of fiction, complete with a succession of terrific set pieces and a touching plot about a ten-year-old boy’s quest for his mother. Books with this kind of obvious social aim can be worthy but dull. This, to its great credit, is worthy and thrilling.” (Daily Mail)

“This vivid novel plunges us into a world of shifting morality where image is all-important and many truths lie behind the facades.” (Tribune)

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