Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 25: Landscape with Invisible Hand, by M.T. Anderson

Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!
This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

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As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
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Here's my choice for this week!

 Landscape with Invisible Hand 
M.T. Anderson
Hardcover,  160 pages
Candlewick Press
September 12, 2017   
Humor, Science Fiction, 
Young Adult Fiction

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson returns to future Earth in a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization.

When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth — but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable? As it turns out, yes. With his parents’ jobs replaced by alien tech and no money for food, clean water, or the vuvv’s miraculous medicine, Adam and his girlfriend, Chloe, have to get creative to survive. And since the vuvv crave anything they deem classic Earth culture (doo-wop music, still life paintings of fruit, true love), recording 1950s-style dates for the vuvv to watch in a pay-per-minute format seems like a brilliant idea. But it’s hard for Adam and Chloe to sell true love when they hate each other more with every passing episode. Soon enough, Adam must decide how far he’s willing to go — and what he’s willing to sacrifice — to give the vuvv what they want.

Why I can't wait for this one!

This cover, although it's in color, reminds me of the old 1950s SF movies, like "The Day the Earth Stood Still". I think it's a very nice retro cover! And the plot sounds totally HILARIOUS!! Of course I NEED to read this book!! I also think I'm going to LOOOVE these aliens!! LOL.

Matthew Tobin Anderson (M. T. Anderson), (1968- ) is an author, primarily of picture books for children and novels for young adults. Anderson lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

His picture books include Handel Who Knew What He Liked; Strange Mr. Satie; The Serpent Came to Gloucester; and Me, All Alone, at the End of the World. He has written such young adult books as Thirsty, Burger Wuss, Feed, The Game of Sunken Places, and Octavian Nothing. For middle grader readers, his novels include Whales on Stilts: M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales and its sequel, The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen.


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  1. The plot description of this one sounds very creative and different. It also sounds funny. If you read this I would be curious as to what you thought of it Maria.

    I also love the cover.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      Yes, I think it is indeed a very original novel. And I wold like to read more humorous stories, too! I used to kinda look down on those, but not anymore! There's enough drama in real life, after all.

      I'll be looking out for this one in September, so you may be sure I'll review it when I get to it!

      Yes, the cover is DEFINITELY GREAT!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! Happy Wednesday!! <3 :)

  2. This isn't my kind of read, but I hope you absolutely love it, Maria! It does look very unique and imaginative :) The cover's also really different - I love how it looks like it's been hand painted. That's so cool.

    Hope you get to read it SOON and LOVE it!! HUGS!! :) :) <3 <3
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi, Amy!

      I REALLY appreciate how you always comment on my CWW posts even if the book I'm featuring is not your cup of tea. You're SO sweet!!! HUGGLES!!! <3 <3

      I'm glad you like that this book is so imaginative, and that you also love the cover! Yes, it does look like it was hand painted.

      I do want to get to this one VERY SOON!! Happy Wednesday!! HUGS BACK!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  3. I agree, the cover is very much the 1950s vibe. I ave to admit I don't know if the blurb is for me or not, so I'll be curious to see your review about it!

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      It certainly is! And I think the plot is very unique. I also love the inclusion of humor. I want to read more of this type of thing!

      I'll be looking out for this one, so I will definitely review it when I get to it!

      Thanks for commenting!! Happy Wednesday!! (or Thursday? Not sure, since you're down under. Lol.) <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  4. I do love the cover and it does sound like a fun read. I don't always have the best luck with alien books though (one of the few that even hated The 5th Wave) but I'm willing to give them more tries.

    I really hope you love this one and hope you are having a great summer. Another heads up that there is no horror at The Farm this week. In fact, the boxer boys think you will quite like the choice we made.

    1. Hi, Barb!

      I love this cover, too!! And I also love that humor is part of the story.

      Since I'm an SF fan, I love alien stories, as long as they're not frightening in the least. Lol.

      Oh, you didn't like "The 5th Wave"? I haven't read that one, but, to be honest, the plot doesn't really call out to me. I do have the book on my Goodreads shelves, but I put it there because of all the hype. Maybe I'll take a crack at it....I don't know.

      I think I'll really enjoy this book because of the combination of aliens and humor. I really like that!!

      Yeah, I'm having a great summer so far!! I'll be on vacation for 2 weeks, at the beginning of August. I'm really looking forward to that!! :) :)

      I really appreciate your always letting me know when there's no horror at The Farm! Lol. You're so funny!! :) I'm sure I'll like what the boxer boys have picked out this week!! Lol.

      Thanks for the great comment!! Happy Wednesday!! HUGS TO YOU & THE BOYS!! <3 <3 <3 :)< :) :)

  5. I'm getting The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy vibes from this title. Sounds really fun and different, I like it!

    1. Hi, Stephanie!

      Oh, that makes me want to read this book even more!! The Douglas Adams book is supposed to be UPROARIOUSLY funny!! Yeah, I want to read MORE funny books! Real life has more than enough drama! Lol. Glad you like this one, too!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 <3 :) :)

  6. We picked this one up at BEA because the premise sounds so amusing.

    1. Hi, Sam!

      You picked up this book at BEA? WOW. I'm turning ALL shades of green!! Lol. You are SO lucky!! I'm down in Florida, unable to attend BEA....

      You're right -- the plot DOES "sound amusing"! I want to read more SF, and more funny books, as well.

      Glad you like this one!! :)

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  7. Very interesting; great choice!

    My CWW:

    1. Hi, Sam! Glad you like it, too! Thanks for the comment!! <3 :)


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