Some books are worth talking about and here is one of those books. Excellent intro, it is worth the read. Must say I read every word of the whole book. Every word. This book has change how I read commentaries forever. Hope you enjoy reading it much as I have.
I had the privledge of sitting under Fee in a Seminar on Textual Criticism course in his last teaching year at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (his last year was a sabbatical) before going to Regent College. Unfortunately, I didn't get to take his popular course on 1 Corinthians. He taught that course for 15-20 years before completing his commentary, so his commentary represents mature scholarship, thought, and an awareness of the kinds of questions people want answers to. His logic is impeccable (most of the time). He takes 30-35 pages to untangle I Cor. 11:2-16. His evidence and reasoning are strong, and I've concluded the NIV (and most translations) botch this difficult passage. In trying to smooth out the difficulties, our translations create meaning that are not well supported but the Greek nor the culture. His discussion of 14:33-35 may seem radical, but well reasoned and proposed by previous commentators (Carson inappropriately calls this a "lapse" by Fee). Overall, he has provided us with such a "packed" and well reasoned commentary - I can't see how Thistleton (my next purchase) can top it.
This is an excellent commentary on 1 Corinthians. At my seminary, most of my professors agree (both cessationalists and non-cessationalists) that this is the best scholarship on 1 Corinthians. Please, consider this above all other commentaries for your personal library if you are going to buy only one commentary on 1 Corinthians. It will yield great fruit in your studies, as it has for me.