I have never read Jennifer Egan before. I had no expectations for this book except that it carried the caveat of Pulitzer Prize Winner. The book as it turns out is really a series of interlocking stories. A minor character in one chapter may be the main character in the next chapter. I thought Egan locked these stories together seamlessly making for an enjoyable quick read.
I found myself reflecting on my own life, the trials and tribulations of these characters certainly struck a nerve with me and from what I've read with many other readers as well. I took chapter breaks to let the implications of that chapter settle in my brain before I would take up the next piece of the puzzle. I got to say I'm really impressed with the structure of this novel and also the cleanness of the writing, at no time did the book seem to bog down.