Check out what Bittersweet had to say about “The Scandalous Tale of Agnes Biggenbotten” which gathered 3 1/2 cherries. Below is the full post:
If you’re looking for wild, ardent, passionate sex, then The Scandalous Tale of Agnes Biggenbotten is not the book for you. If, however, you are in the mood to read something hilarious, sweet, and sensual, with moments of sadness, tenderness, tragedy, anger, danger… then you must definitely read The Scandalous Tale of Agnes Biggenbotten.
Original from beginning to end, the tale is told in a sort of troubadour style that reminded me of the old English “Canterbury Tales”. Structured as if the narrator was speaking to the reader, various lessons are taught.
The first one is on the importance of education. People with the proper instruments can become much more than what initially meets the eye.
Another lesson that the narrator seems to highlight is that though the characters go throughout many difficulties in life, true love can be found, maybe even more than once.
The main character, Agnes is definitely not a perfect protagonist. She’s so naïve at first that it’s annoyingly not credible. However, this innocence along with the narrator’s outrageous commentaries is a primordial part of what makes the story so special.
My laughter did not die down and my affection for Agnes grew as she acquired her education. An education versed not only in lovemaking, but also in literature, music, court etiquette, and of course, true love.
The Scandalous Tale of Agnes Biggenbotten is a delightful and entertaining read for any moment.