This Is Your Captain Speaking Americans regard Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's emergency landing on the Hudson River as a near-mythical act of true heroism. In this absurdist satire, a similar… This Is Your Captain Speaking Americans regard Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's emergency landing on the Hudson River as a near-mythical act of true heroism. In this absurdist satire, a similar… 2012-06-05 Fiction Simon & Schuster
Book Review

This Is Your Captain Speaking (2012)

CRASH LANDING Methven spins an absurd satire based on Capt. Chesley Sullenberger's emergency landing on the Hudson River
CRASH LANDING Methven spins an absurd satire based on Capt. Chesley Sullenberger's emergency landing on the Hudson River
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 05, 2012; Writer: Jon Methven; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Americans regard Capt. Chesley ''Sully'' Sullenberger's emergency landing on the Hudson River as a near-mythical act of true heroism. In this absurdist satire, a similar splash landing proves to be a full-scale hoax, not a miracle, and two passengers — a trafficker of celebrity sperm and a puppet-armed news anchor — find themselves at the center of the conspiracy. The cheeky send-up in This Is Your Captain Speaking is aggressively experimental, but Methven manages to tell an engaging story amid the antic high jinks. B+

Originally posted May 23, 2012 Published in issue #1209-1210 Jun 01, 2012 Order article reprints
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