This Is Your Captain Speaking A Novel What if a miraculous plane landing was no miracle In the vein of Christopher Buckley and Gary Shteyngart Jon Methven reimagines such an event as a PR stunt in this biting hilarious satire on the cul

  • Title: This Is Your Captain Speaking: A Novel
  • Author: Jon Methven
  • ISBN: 9781451642155
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • What if a miraculous plane landing was no miracle In the vein of Christopher Buckley and Gary Shteyngart, Jon Methven reimagines such an event as a PR stunt in this biting, hilarious satire on the culture of hero worship and celebrity.A PILOT, A JOURNALIST, AND A SEMEN TRAFFICKER WALK ONTO A PLANE When flight AW2921 crashes into the Hudson River and all 162 passengeWhat if a miraculous plane landing was no miracle In the vein of Christopher Buckley and Gary Shteyngart, Jon Methven reimagines such an event as a PR stunt in this biting, hilarious satire on the culture of hero worship and celebrity.A PILOT, A JOURNALIST, AND A SEMEN TRAFFICKER WALK ONTO A PLANE When flight AW2921 crashes into the Hudson River and all 162 passengers survive, it s a Monday morning miracle What the rapturous public doesn t know the whole thing was staged as a last ditch attempt at resurrecting the Air Wanderlust stock price Captain Hank Swagger piloted the miracle plane into the river Disgraced TV news anchor Lucy Springer was luckily the only reporter on board, and the first to capture the story Con man Normal Fulk recently faked his own death to escape the consequences of his barely legal career as a celebrity semen trafficker Toting his last big score the John Lennon Normal has to leave it behind on the sinking plane or risk being identified and arrested In the aftermath of the crash and the chaotic week that follows, Lucy, Normal, and Captain Swagger are all about to discover what it means to be at the center of a miracle that is anything but.

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    1. What if the Miracle on the Hudson was a PR stunt to save a flailing airline? Methven asks that question in this novel populated with a a cast of characters who embody some of the less terrific things about our society, acting within a structure grounded in one of our best things: the lyrics of The Beatles! A super fun PG-13 read, with some spot-on character names. Hats off to Simon and Schuster for terrific paperback original design -- great cover art by Oliver Munday, sweet French flaps. Some f [...]

    2. This probably deserves 2.5 stars, but that's not one of my options. There are a few parts that are genuinely funny, but it quickly felt exhasting -- like an overdone, overly busy, slapstick movie that's trying too hard to be quirky and funny. A poorly executed screenplay. He's a decent writer (which earned him the half star), but upon finishing this I couldn't help feeling like it could, and should, have been so much more than it was.

    3. 2.5 stars. Goofy? Yes. Hilariously funny? No. There's a John Lennon angle to the plot, and I liked the author's use of Beatles songs within the chapter titles but didn't find any laugh-out-loud moments. Also, the whole premise of the story, that an airline struggling financially staged a bird strike engine failure and a landing on the Hudson river (ala the real life occurrence a few years ago), causing the stock to increase from $1.80 to $34.23 in a matter of a couple of days, to be laughable, a [...]

    4. I agree with the prior review of this book. It probably deserves two and half, but there are enough funny moments for me to give it three rather than two.

    5. Ugh. Can't quite remember why I selected this book to read.It was kind of quirky and fun to begin with. But, I really had to struggle along to get it finsihed.Not one I would recommend.

    6. If fictional characters could write their own book reviews:Ava Tardner Splashes in the Hudson River with hunky Captain Hank SwaggerAva Tardner here and have I got a story for you. Falling out of the sky? Bird strike? Pah! I know the real story. Heck I lived it. Now bring me a Hudson-soaked Dirty Martini before I pluck my own ping pong ball eyes out and use them as olives. Snap! Snap! I’m desiccating over here. You may have heard of me-- former news anchor Lucy Springer’s my human sidekick. W [...]

    7. This quirky book is pretty much the definition of a light novel. This one is definitely not meant to be taken seriously, but it is a fairly entertaining quick read. I would recommend it for a flight except for the whole plane crash thing. But don't worry - everyone survives, since the whole thing was staged as a publicity ploy for a failing airline. If this sounds intriguing, this one might be a good choice anyway.I really liked how the book flowed seamlessly from the point of view of several ch [...]

    8. Jon Methven is a master of humor and storytelling. In “This is Your Captain Speaking” you will find eccentric yet endearing characters including a celebrity semen trafficker, a reporter sanctioned as part of a divorce settlement to wear a puppet for a year, and an infamous pilot who steals a passenger’s dog during the crash rescue. These characters race to discover a conspiracy: the crash was staged as a massive public relations campaign for the airline. The novel’s over the top plot and [...]

    9. A fun romp through an alternate version of the Miracle on the Hudson in which the various nefarious characters involved compete to control "the story" - jaunty meta touches as the chief PR figure determines "this is what the story will be"; giving a nod both to the plot conventions within the book, and also the constructs of memory/inspiration/truth beyond. Part Tom Wolfe-ian, part Douglas Adams-y.

    10. This Is Your Captain Speaking was mildly amusing. It's an interesting premise -- what if a miraculous emergency plane landing in the hudson river is a publicity stunt to boost a failing airline? Unfortunately, the humor isn't enough to sustain interest through the 300 plus pages of this novel. I wanted to enjoy a light read but, in the end, I was entertained for only about 1/3 of the book.

    11. What if the plane that landed in the Hudson was a giant PR move to re-brand a failing airline, a drunk pilot, a puppet wearing reporter and add more bad luck to a semen traffickerBEST LOL twisted plot and characters since reading Carl Hiassen's whack-jobs of charactersah, I said Semen. he he he

    12. This book was weirder than I expected. I honestly had a hard time finishing it, so I just skimmed much of the final half out of curiosity. I can see some people LOVING this kind of fiction. Theoretically, it's something that would strike my fancy. It just wasn't doing it for me.

    13. Promised a whole lot of laughs. Sadly, the funniest part of the book is the paragraph under the 'About the Font' section. Would I not have the bad habit of not leaving a book mid-way, there was no way I was going to finish this.

    14. A great, fun read that takes many of our cultural obsessions to their (un)natural extremes. Or maybe this is just where we're headed -- either way, this is a good one.

    15. Put it down Don't think I'll pick it back up. I've moved on to better things. I really struggled to stay interested with this one.

    16. Hilarious! I don't think I've laughed out load while reading a book many times, but I did it on just about every page with this one. Methven better write more like this! or else

    17. Couldn't finish it Too bizarre. Seemed like something I would have written in high school -- which is not a compliment.

    18. This book is insane! Much like the characters. The way that the sub plots come together is reminiscent of Vonnegut, but not as polished. If you like dark comedy you'll love this.

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