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'In a city locked in a kind of perpetual twilight, an antiquarian bookseller accepts a very strange commission - the valuation of a rare codex. Within its fragile pages is the story of another book, another codex, but unravelling the mystery may mean unravelling the nature of reality itself...

'A noirish mystery. A speculative fiction with a social conscience. An unbridled imagination, and a scholar's bibliomanic preoccupations. From Here On, Monsters stretches the boundaries of what we consider fiction in weird and totally wonderful ways...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2019 .
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      Extent: 300p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 23 July 2019.

      ISBN: 9781760781132 (pbk)

Works about this Work

[Review] From Here On, Monsters Clare Rhoden , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 123 2019;

— Review of From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel
Journeys into Our Brave New Reality James Bradley , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 August 2019; (p. 25)

— Review of The Subjects Sarah Hopkins , 2019 single work novel ; From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel

'We inhabit a moment where reality seems increasingly ­malleable, a construct that serves the interests of the powerful by eliding and obscuring the truth. From police demanding journalists submit to fingerprinting to the rejection of science by lobby groups and politicians, the control and manipulation of information has become so normalised that most of the time we no longer even notice it.'(Introduction) 

Out of Sight, Out of Mind James Halford , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 414 2019; (p. 39)

— Review of From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel

'The most charismatic of the many monsters in Elizabeth Bryer’s début novel is the conceptual artist Maddison Worthington, who commands attention with her lipstick of ‘Mephistophelian red’ and her perfume of ‘white woods, musk and heliotrope’. From the solitude of a labyrinthine mansion, Worthington devises headline-grabbing installations, and performances that often incorporate hidden-camera footage of her audiences. Her ideas, though provocative, are largely stolen from her assistants or from little-known artists in developing countries. Worst of all, Worthington has accepted a lucrative – some would say Faustian – commission from the Department of Immigration for a project called ‘Excise Our Hearts’.'  (Introduction)

Books Roundup : It Sounded Better in My Head, Growing Up Queer in Australia, From Here On, Monsters Ellen Cregan , Chad Parkhill , Fernanda Dahlstrom , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , August 2019;

— Review of It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood , 2019 single work novel ; Growing Up Queer in Australia 2019 anthology autobiography ; From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel
Elizabeth Bryer : From Here On, Monsters Maria Takolander , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 20-26 July 2019;

— Review of From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel

'Elizabeth Bryer’s From Here On, Monsters is a genuinely exciting debut from an Australian writer. This novel is playful, allegorical and formally ambitious, qualities that lend it a distinctly international flavour, in the way of Peter Carey’s early work. (Notably, Bryer has previously produced English translations of Spanish-language novels.) And, like Carey’s work, From Here On, Monsters has something urgent to say about contemporary Australia.' (Introduction)

Elizabeth Bryer : From Here On, Monsters Maria Takolander , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 20-26 July 2019;

— Review of From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel

'Elizabeth Bryer’s From Here On, Monsters is a genuinely exciting debut from an Australian writer. This novel is playful, allegorical and formally ambitious, qualities that lend it a distinctly international flavour, in the way of Peter Carey’s early work. (Notably, Bryer has previously produced English translations of Spanish-language novels.) And, like Carey’s work, From Here On, Monsters has something urgent to say about contemporary Australia.' (Introduction)

Books Roundup : It Sounded Better in My Head, Growing Up Queer in Australia, From Here On, Monsters Ellen Cregan , Chad Parkhill , Fernanda Dahlstrom , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , August 2019;

— Review of It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood , 2019 single work novel ; Growing Up Queer in Australia 2019 anthology autobiography ; From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel
Out of Sight, Out of Mind James Halford , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 414 2019; (p. 39)

— Review of From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel

'The most charismatic of the many monsters in Elizabeth Bryer’s début novel is the conceptual artist Maddison Worthington, who commands attention with her lipstick of ‘Mephistophelian red’ and her perfume of ‘white woods, musk and heliotrope’. From the solitude of a labyrinthine mansion, Worthington devises headline-grabbing installations, and performances that often incorporate hidden-camera footage of her audiences. Her ideas, though provocative, are largely stolen from her assistants or from little-known artists in developing countries. Worst of all, Worthington has accepted a lucrative – some would say Faustian – commission from the Department of Immigration for a project called ‘Excise Our Hearts’.'  (Introduction)

Journeys into Our Brave New Reality James Bradley , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 August 2019; (p. 25)

— Review of The Subjects Sarah Hopkins , 2019 single work novel ; From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel

'We inhabit a moment where reality seems increasingly ­malleable, a construct that serves the interests of the powerful by eliding and obscuring the truth. From police demanding journalists submit to fingerprinting to the rejection of science by lobby groups and politicians, the control and manipulation of information has become so normalised that most of the time we no longer even notice it.'(Introduction) 

[Review] From Here On, Monsters Clare Rhoden , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 123 2019;

— Review of From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel
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