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Six Graves to Munich

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  1,089 ratings  ·  78 reviews
A novel of blood and vengeance from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Godfather. Michael Rogan was an intelligence officer behind enemy lines in World War II Europe. But he made the mistake of falling in love, which gave him something to lose-or to be taken from him. Captured by the Nazis, Michael was treated as an experiment. A piece of meat. A subject upon ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published 1967)
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Kelly Thompson
I did a book report on Mario Puzo's "The Godfather" when I was in sixth grade. I'd purchased it at a rummage sale, unbeknownst to my parents, who became aware of my ownership of it when the nuns at the Catholic school I attended waved it in their faces during a conference about the aforementioned book report. I have been a Puzo fan ever since but only recently read "Six Graves to Munich" when I received it as a gift. It is clearly Puzo's early work but there's no denying even at this early junct ...more
Jyoti Babel
The blrub from back cover of the book gives an idea of what the story is about.

Seven Men

Seven Gestapo officers tortured Captain Michael Rogan, murdered his pregnant wife, and left him for dead. After the end of the second World War they escaped to new lives and identities.

Ten Years

Rogan has spent the last ten years recovering from his horrific injuries and planning his revenge. Now he is back, and on the hunt for the Nazis who ruined his life.

One Woman

But ther is one problem, he has met and fall
I knew there was something wrong when I'm already in the middle of the book and I still can't seem to symphatize with the main character's plight. The plot of the book was interesting but I didn't enjoy reading this book much. I've read Puzo's other books like Godfather and Sicilian. In comparison, this book does not seem to be as well written as those two.

This book was written under Puzo's pseudonym Mario Cleri. They should have just kept it under Cleri and not associate it with Puzo.
Michal Skrivan
Sedm katů z Mnichova
V roce 1967, dva roky před vydáním legendárního Kmotra, publikoval Mario Puzo pod pseudonymem Mario Cleri prózu nevelkého rozsahu, v níž se podruhé – po debutové Temné aréně – vrátil do poválečného Německa. Její hrdina, Michael Rogan – bývalý kapitán americké rozvědky s geniální pamětí a schopností luštit šifry, chycený gestapem ve Francii a poté několik měsíců mučený v Mnichově společně se svou manželkou Christine, která výslechy nepřežije – se deset let po válce octne na st
This is Mario Puzo's first novel originally published under another name. It's a fast paced vengeance thriller. A great little read. Michael Rogan was captured, tortured and left for dead by 7 nazi agents in WWII. Now it is 10 years later and Michael is looking for revenge and he will stop at nothing to get it.
I Have just finished this novel. It is very surprising that this is the Same author of The Godfather. It is badly written with a bad story. very disappointing I do not recommend
I really enjoyed The Godfather, so when I found out Mario Puzo had written a book that takes place in Germany, I had to give it a try. The book is quite short, a novella really, and was his first book, I believe, published under a pseudonym. It seemed too short. It could have used another hundred pages to flesh out the story.

There were also inaccuracies about Germany that annoyed me (although may not annoy the average reader). I'm pretty sure the Hofbräuhaus in Munich would not be serving Weissw
This is clearly an early Puzo book. The man is a master of setting up elaborate clandestine plans to kill people and executing them to perfection. It is a good thing he was just a writer. The foundation for his later books is in Six Graves to Munich, but his writing takes a huge leap between this and The Godfather. If you loved the Godfather and you like the organized crime kind of books, this will be an enjoyable read. It is also very short and easy to fly through.

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Suspense Magazine
A longtime fan of one of the most recognizable and much loved authors of our time, I was overjoyed when I received “Six Graves to Munich”. This hidden treasure—written prior to “The Godfather” fame—was sadly published under a pseudonym and throughout the years was forgotten. While most of the Puzo collection brilliantly focuses on the trials and tribulations of crime families, “Six Graves to Munich” is written in a different time and has a softer, although much more painful, undertone.
Once a ma
This was a story which may have served as the inspiration for others, and yet it was placed shelved among the obscure for over 40 years. A fast paced and interesting read, its filled with the magic, excitement, ambiance and tragedy that few writers could have delivered better than Puzo. Thomas Harris truly ought to be ashamed of himself for his inferior similar story (Hannibal Rising)
There is not a whole lot of description for most characters, but he gives you enough about them to appreciate th
Though short, Six Graves to Munich, is a powerful read. Puzo grabs the reader by the crotch from the start and does not let go until the end. More of a novella than a novel it nevertheless packs a serious wallop. I loved the action and suspense, and even though I pretty much knew how the story would end Puzo's masterful storytelling kept me utterly glued until the final dramatic page. Bravo Mr. Mario Puzo. You have yet to disappoint me.
I wonder why this book has not been made into a movie. It was a thrilling, roller coaster ride of one man's revenge against 6 men who tried to kill him during WWII, along with his pregnant wife. He survived, but his wife and unborn child did not. He waited 10 years, planning his revenge and gradually pulled off the murders of all the SS Men involved. Great movie stuff!
Add this kind of book to the list of genres I seem to have outgrown. In high school and college, I went through my science fiction and fantasy phase. I tried reading some science fiction recently and couldn't get past the fourth or fifth page. In my 20's I went through Follett and Ludlum. Now, I read this book and it drives me slightly bonkers. Yes, it kept me going enough to want to finish and see how it ended and the little twist at the end was certainly a surprise. But, I'd love to read one o ...more
George Mnatsakanyan
I chose "Six Graves To Munich" by Mario Puzo because I have read another book written by him and I really enjoyed his writing. This book takes place right after World War 2. Michael Rogan was captured and tortured by some Nazi soldiers. When the war ends they let Michael Rogan go and now Michael wants revenge on the Nazis. He travels to Munich, Germany and on the way he has some hardships while killing the Nazi soldiers even though he has been planning his attack for 10 years. I really enjoyed r ...more
Shonaigh Mudie
Enjoyed this, quite different to what I usually read. It is the search for revenge and redemption. Driven by the loss of his wife and unborn child and his own punishment torture. Michael, desires to get them back for the pain they caused. It is a pretty dark book but engaging all the same. Story is easy to follow. The book itself is very short. Michael travels around Europe seeking out his targets. These are bad men, men of a position that has allowed them to escape legal punishment for war crim ...more
Claudia Ciaffaglione
Es el segundo libro que leo de Mario Puzo, por lo tanto no me veo en la capacidad de juzgar su manera de escribir, pero este libro tiene similitudes en cuanto a temática como lo es El Padrino, y en base a eso puedo decir que no es lo mejor que he leído, un poco lento, y simple, y no tiene esa magia que envuelve El Padrino.
Damian Reyes
Después de leer algunas reseñas en goodreads me había desanimado un poco a leer el libro, pero una vez que empiezas no paras hasta terminarlo, en primer lugar porque es pequeño, y en segundo por que la historia te atrapa de lleno un thriller de venganza que resulta una entretenida lectura.
Quick read. A great writer. I am really looking forward to reading The Godfather now. I felt the ending was a bit rushed and I thought it would have been a little different but loved the sorry and would recommend
Betsy Lavadia
Jan 18, 2015 Betsy Lavadia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all
short and sweet.
it was exciting down to the last page.

i should read more books by him.
Dawn Garlich
Written by a young Mario Puzo, sharp and easy read. Compelled to finish book in one setting.
The ending is garbage, but it's still entertaining for a quick afternoon read.
This is not the type of book I usually read but it sounded intriguing. I enjoyed the book but had a few small issues with it. The lack of background information on the main character left me with real no connection or emotion for him. I didn't really care whether he was able to exact his revenge but at the same time I was intrigued as he was doing it. I found it a bit unbelievable that he was able to accomplish the tasks he was accomplishing. This is one of those books I was glad I read but I ca ...more
Michael Rogan tiene una excelente memoria, y ésta le ayudó a conseguir un puesto para ser espía. Como criptógrafo consiguió también un trabajo en el frente, pero como espía también. Fue y se instaló en Francia, conoció a Christine y se casaron. Un error en el canal de comunicación le costó llegar al palacio de justicia y ser interrogado, torturado y humillado por meses. Él y su esposa. Dado por muerto renace después de 10 años con una sed de venganza, con pesadillas todas las noches y una placa ...more
David Atkins
This is a powerful tale of revenge from one of the very best. I've yet to read anything by Mario Puzo that wasn't utterly fantastic.
Abhishek Kalzunkar
Vengeance at its Super Best
Brian Bova
First Puzo book I've read. Actually found it extremely good. Plot was a little far fetched but was well written, and to the point. Ending was a let down.
Julia Maxwell
Great story line. Started to drag a bit 3/ 4 through but picked back up..good ending!
I was quite surprised and delighted in how this story kept me intrigued. You have a story of revenge, coupled with a love story, of redemption, and the icing on the cake, tragedy. All are masterfully and tastefully mixed together, taking the reader for a ride which is intriguing, mysteriously, engaging. You feel compassion, then cold. You want the main characters to have hope and life. All sorts of paths and emotions are to be experienced.

A well written and tantalizing book.
Charles Briggs
I found the plot predictable and far fetched. With a very iffy time line I thought the author lost his place here and there. After recovering from an unbeleivable physical traumer, becoming an alcoholic, being rescued from near death by an old friend the hero then becomes a multi-millionair in an incredably short period of time whilst only being able to work one hour a day!!!
If it haadn't been such a short book I probably wouldn't have finished it.
Gautam Mathur
A book which got everything wrong... characters, details, writing style, pace...Horrible. I can understand why Mario Puzo published this under a pseudonym... what i cant understand is how Godfather (released a year later) turned out to be so good.
If you are a Mario Puzo fan and haven't read this - dont..
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Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. Many of his books draw heavily on this heritage. After graduating from the City College of New York, he joined the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. Due to his poor eyesight, the military did not let him undertake combat duties but made him a public relations officer statione ...more
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