This book was an excellent collection of essays on various subjects. Of all the essays in the book, I think the most valuable were Tolkien's "On Fairy Stories" and Lewis' "On Stories". These two speak about the value of the story as literature. Also, Sayers' "Note on the Divine Comedy" was also very good, and put a new perspective for me on the reading of Dante. Although I enjoyed the other essays as well, I found them more difficult to read.