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  1. Patricia Burroughs Patricia Burroughs says:

    I forgot about this book until I saw it in someone else's update I loooove Nathaniel Benchley Now I need to reread it Oh and go find his other books because I'm pretty sure this isn't the only one I've read


  2. Corey Corey says:

    I imagine this story started like this The author thinks 'In the 1960s a Russian submarine runs aground off the coast of a small American island' Then he asks himself 'What happens next?' This novel is the basis for the movie 'The Russians are Coming The Russians are Coming' and except for that basic premise there is little that coincides The movie makers asking themselves 'What happens next?' came up with the goods one of the funniest movies from the 60s It's odd because Nathaniel Benchley seemingly did not have the same imagination as the screenwriter The book is pleasant a little boring a little scattered The movie is hilarious and brilliantly cast This is a rare instance of the movie being better than the book


  3. Realini Realini says:

    The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming Based on the novel by Nathaniel BenchleyThere are many good amusing moments in the comedy The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming counterintuitively if we consider the scare included in the title the film has won the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical Best Actor – categories for which it was nominated for the Oscars and also Best WritingDuring the period when the Americans and the Russians where confronting each other through proxy and the cold war unlike today when they may be shooting at each other over Syria and chemical weapons which are all right with Putin a submarine is stuck near Gloucester Island in MassachusettsThe captain seems to be the archetypical soviet apparatchik placed there not for “what he knows but whom he knows” the stupid mistake of getting so close to shore and therefore risking the shipwreck of his vessel appears so silly as to be dismissed as incredible but this sort of thing happened in communism where many “leaders” where placed in their position because they showed an attachment to the “values „of the system and not any special skillsIn fact if there are wrong things with this feature one of the major flaws would be to depict the Coming Russians as so likeable humane decent loveable amusing endearing and so many positive traits that one would believe that these are actually Tibetans from the close entourage of the Dalai Lama that are represented here and not hardened Soviets the forefathers of the guys who vote overwhelmingly 80% or for a dictator who invades Ukraine kills ex spies and whoever might near them helps a monster like Assad and so much without losing any sleepWhen the submarine is trapped a team of nine men is sent to shore to get help and get the vessel into the ocean again Lieutenant Rozanov aka Alan Arkin winner of the Golden Globe and Oscar nominated for this performance leading the unit and trying to get a boat to propel his comrades out of troubleThe Russians arrive at the house of the Whittaker family where the young son who is probably about seven observes the activities of seven strange men who sneak around their home situated some distance from the other houses and tells his father and mother who at first ignore him and then they thinks he is probably playing some gameAll until three foreigners knock at their door and ask directions because they need a boat for they are Norwegians however they say it wrong and with a heavy accent and they are trying to sail away after they have had an incident and other such invented details from a fake storyWalt Whittaker the paterfamilias finally understands that his son was right when he was trying to warn him but it is too late now as the strangers take out a machine gun take them inside and instruct the family to cooperate so that they are not forced to use violent methods give them the keys to their car Walt is trying to say there is not enough gas but the –always incompetent? Soviets pay no attention and they will be stranded again this time on the roadThe next stop of the team of “invaders” is at the house of a local elderly woman Alice Foss who barely has enough time to pick up the phone and sound the alert “The Russians have landed and they have attacked me” which would first sound so incredulous as to be dismissed but would then spread around the island as wild fire The phone operator they placed calls through these essential workers in those days calls the sheriff with the message from the panicked old lady but the official thinks of the other false alarm from the same claimant and is not too worried about it even if he soon has to mobilize his workforce small as it isMeanwhile Alice Foss is immobilized by the invading Soviet Force for some reason suspended on the wall and her husband comes to the kitchen where he does not see but calls her until a friend enters the room and then the spouse asks “what are you doing there Alice”the woman had been trying to signal him for uite some time nowSlowly the news of the invasion reaches the town and a group of cowboys led by a would be civilian vigilante leader of the Resistance against the occupying enemy army Fendall Hawkins clashes with the reasonable and skeptical Police Chief Link Mattocks the two are even ready to fight each other the chief taking and breaking the sword of the imagined commander of the Island Civilian ArmyWalt Whittaker fights with the soldier left to guard the family Alexei Kolchin takes his machine gun and takes the bicycle into town to alert the other people while a drunk is made to take his horse and ride it to give the news of the Russian attack to theWhittaker family almost throughout the motion picture the inebriated character tries to convince his mare to take the trip and only succeeds at the endThe Russians take over the Post Office and then tie Walt Whittaker and the female operator together making them struggle when their captors are gone trying to release themselves and hop in the process through the offices the stairs and finally on the pavementThere is a lot of confusion on the island some of it funny part of it just silly with various groups trying to defend the airport where not foreigner has been seen the Russians finally able to move their submarine but then confronted by the local Police chief who announces the Soviet captain that they are underarrestThe latter points out his cannon a rather small piece of artillery but in keeping with the diminutive vessel which appears somewhat small to have made all the trip to America at the local population and a standoff ensues culminating in a supreme moment of tension when a child slips from a high church tower and hangs at altitude in danger of dying


  4. Donna Radcliff Donna Radcliff says:

    The 1966 movie The Russians are Coming The Russians are Coming was based on this book I loved the movie and bought the movie tie in edition of the book immediately well as immediately is possible for a 14 year old with a fifty cent a week allowance The book and movie are really different but both are wonderful My original mass market copy which I paid the grand sum of 150 for eventually disappeared or disintergrated A few years ago after I discovered Ebay I was able to get a trade cloth first printing And the movie is available on DVD They both make me laugh


  5. Chris Chris says:

    If you enjoyed the 1966 film you’ll want to read the humorous novel that it was based on by Nathaniel Benchley But if you’re looking for similarities between the two prepare to be surprised While the book and the film start off with the same premise of a Russian submarine running aground along the coast of a fictional Cape Cod island the plots of the film and the novel largely deviate from there The film replaces some of the novel’s main characters love interests Roland Gurney and Barbara Hageman and the all around bum Olin Leveridge with Walt Whittaker played by Carl Reiner and his family The book also ventures into the lives of the nine Russians who invade the island Watch out for party loyalist Vasilov When it comes to the film you can’t help but fall in love with Alan Arkin’s portrayal of Lt Rozanov who really isn’t that exciting of a character in the book The ending of Benchley’s novel is rather silly and some moments throughout just weren’t very convincing to the reader Although the book was entertaining and I do recommend it this is one of those rare cases where I enjoyed the film over the book


  6. Mw Moses Mw Moses says:

    Libes book the book the movie “The russians are coming The russians are coming” was based on ok story Movie might have been better


  7. Scartowner Scartowner says:

    Benchley's classic tale of humorous antics involving a Russian sub crew stranded on the sandbars of Nantucket off season These off Islanders are certainly not welcome though not less welcome than the new school teacher The islanders pull together in a hilarious way to defend their territory from invasion A nice light hearted story of alliances new and old made and broken and re made again Highly recommended An easy read


  8. Gerald Gerald says:

    121011 My across the street neighbor freuently vacations at Nantucket Island I borrowed this book from him after he told me that the movie THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING was based on this book I thought the movie was pretty funny and am looking forward to reading the book12212 I've just finished THE OFF ISLANDERS It was an OK read somewhat funny in a slap stick sort of way I wouldn't give it a very high recommendation


  9. Chris Gager Chris Gager says:

    I gave this to my mother as a gift probably at Christmas back in the 60's I figure I must have read it at some point but I have no memory of it The movieThe Russians Are Coming was only so so The original island in uestion was Nantucket I think but the movie was shot up around Mendocino Date read is a guess The title should include The


  10. Míceál Ó Gealbháin Míceál Ó Gealbháin says:

    Most folks will remember this from the movie The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming Although the name Nantucket Island is never mentioned in the book anyone living here will recognize places within the pages


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  • Hardcover
  • The Off Islanders
  • Nathaniel Benchley
  • English
  • 09 November 2014
  • 9789997407351

About the Author: Nathaniel Benchley

Born in Newton Massachusetts to a literary family he was the son of Gertrude Darling and Robert Benchley 1889 1945 the noted American writer humorist critic actor and one of the founders of the Algonuin Round Table in New York CityNathaniel Benchley was the highly respected author of many children'sjuvenile books that provided learning for the youthful readers with stories of various a