From the reviews:
"A beautifully written book, a long and well motivated book packed with well chosen clearly explained examples. … authors have a rare gift for conveying an insider’s view of the subject from the start. This book is written in the best Mac Lane style, very clear and very well organized. … it gives very explicit descriptions of many advanced topics--you can learn a great deal from this book that, before it was published, you could only learn by knowing researchers in the field." (Wordtrade, 2008)--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.