I've read this novel a couple of times and it still resonates with me. Bellows is a master creator of scenes, characters, and has an insightful knowledge into people's lives. In Herzog, we have the middle-aged man; a Jewish academic, quite disappointed about his successes (and greater) failures. Most of the "action" takes place in Herzog's head, but what a maddeningly interesting place to be taken.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square)