The 1966 movie "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming" was based on this book.
I loved the movie, and bought the movie tiein edition of the book immediately (well, as immediately is possible for a 14yearold with a fiftycentaweek allowance).
The book and movie are really different, but both are wonderful.
My original mass market copy (which I paid the grand sum of $1.
50 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.
Benchley's classic tale of humorous antics involving a Russian sub crew, stranded on the sandbars of Nantucket, off season.
These offIslanders 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, lighthearted story of alliances, new and old, made and broken and remade again.
An easy read.
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 characterslove interests Roland Gurney and Barbara Hageman and the allaround bum Olin Leveridgewith Walt Whittaker (played by Carl Reiner) and his family.
The book also ventures more 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.
Roz Libes bookthe book the movie “The russians are coming, The russians are coming” was based onok story.
Movie might have been better Ù The Off-Islanders ☆ 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 movie("The Russians Are Coming.
") was only soso.
The original island in question was Nantucket I think but the movie was shot up around Mendocino.
Date read is a guess.
The title should include "The.
" 12/10/11My acrossthestreet neighbor frequently 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 book.
1/22/12I've just finished THE OFFISLANDERS.
It was an OK read, somewhat funny, in a slapstick sort of way.
I wouldn't give it a very high recommendation.
Although the name Nantucket Island is never mentioned in the book anyone living here will recognize places within the pages.
read this in grade 12 when I was supposed to be doing Geography ( back in i967).
I'm going to try rereading it to see if it is still funny.
It is a Cold War spoof so I wonder if it is still relevant.
It wasn't as funny the second time around.
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Quite a dynasty.