"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."

This book was strange and beautiful.

Okay, I am having trouble formulating words about this book. I guess the truth is, if it wasnt for the writing in this book, I wouldn't have like it.

I liked the idea of this story, it was something that really intrigued me, but it just wasnt great. There didn't seem to be a flow tho the story, it was very choppy and it was constantly stopping and starting which I really don't like.

I also had issues with the characters in this book. They just didn't have any grit in them. The weren't really fully developed and I couldn't be bothered even caring about any of them.

This books saving grace was its writing. I honestly can't get over how beautiful the writing is in this book. It has a real lyrical quality about it and the descriptions; especially those of the art, were absolutely breathtaking.

Given that this was a small, quick read, I will definitely be reading this book again, purely just for the writing.

Landscape With Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson is a strange book that has absolutely beautiful writing.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker