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O Diário da Madrasta

2.89  ·  Rating Details ·  190 Ratings  ·  45 Reviews
No outro dia, li os diários da minha filha. E deixem-me partilhar uma coisa convosco. Podem pensar que sabem o que se passa na vossa família. Mas, acreditem em mim, estão enganados.

Sappho está apaixonada. O dia do seu casamento com Gavin marca o início de uma nova vida, na qual tudo parece finalmente fazer sentido. Mas a feliz noiva não tinha contado com Isobel, a filha de
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Paperback, 227 pages
Published 2011 by ASA (first published January 1st 2008)
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Diana Hockley
May 08, 2015 Diana Hockley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Unfortunately, in spite of the interesting cover, I didn't like this book. The characters - for me - are selfish, demanding and in the case of Sappho, so totally stupid as to be deserving of the ultimate betrayal by her husband, Gavin, her horrifyingly degenerate stepdaughter, Isobel, and her husband's former mother-in-law, the gloating, greedy, totally horrible Gwen.

Arthur, Sappho's stepson, is the only redeeming character in the book and it's a case of now you see him, now you don't

I won't go
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This was my first book by Fay Weldon and I fell in love with it. The story is about Sappho who’s married to a widower Gavin. There is Gavin’s daughter Isobel from his first marriage who fits the role of wicked stepdaughter. The story is reviewed and told by Emily; Sappho’s psychoanalyst, sexually hyperactive mother who reads Sappho’s diary and came to know about Gavin’s deceit and Isobal’s manipulative, wicked ways.

I loved the Freudian analysis in the book. It seemed so real Emily reading Sapph
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Alekz (Bookupied)
Gavin is an asshole, Isobele is horrible and Sappho is fucking stupid. I don't think I've ever been this angry while reading a book, ever.
Katrien Vandermeulen
Informatie over de auteur: Fay Weldon is één van Engelands meest gerespecteerde en geliefde romanschrijfsters. Ze is geboren op 22/09/1931, woont met haar man op een winderige heuvel in Dorset, heeft vier zonen uit eerdere huwelijken, drie stiefzonen en zes kleinkinderen. In totaal heeft ze al 54 boeken geschreven, waaronder fictie, non-fictie, kinderboeken en kortverhalen. Twee van haar boeken zijn reeds verfilmd: She-Devil en puffball.

Over het verhaal: Het verhaal gaat over Sappho (getrouwd me
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Filipa
Personagens desprezíveis e uma velhota artrítica ninfomaníaca.
http://labirinto-livros.blogspot.com/...
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Uma capa colorida, atraente, um título engraçado com uma cor que promete riso. Uma sinopse apenas metade enganadora. Pouco basta para fazer levar os leitores a pensar que irão ler uma coisa completamente diferente daquilo que se encontra, realmente, nas páginas desta obra.
Se pensam que irão encontrar uma história feliz, despreocupada, mas com uma mensagem importante que é revelada por entre
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Kali
Despite the glossy pink cover, I would not classify this book as "chick-lit", though I gather that some people have, apparently solely on the basis that it was written by a woman about women. Personally, I classify chicklit as being the more light-hearted chocolate-and-boyfriends kind of story. This reminded me more of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca, although more modern, more sexually entangled, and less of a classic.

The first narrator, Emily, is a Freudian psychotherapist, and the mother of the t
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Clarinda
Feb 25, 2012 Clarinda rated it really liked it
A escrita desta autora não é muito fácil, mas dada a força da sua narrativa, prendeu-me pelo interesse e pelo tema que aborda de tal modo que, li o livro em dois dias!
Emily, uma psicoterapeuta freudiana e já reformada, tem acesso ao diário da sua filha Sappho, diário esse que é o relato de uma vida. Sappho madrasta de Isobel, juntamente com o seu marido, Gavin, tentam ser os protagonistas das vidas uns dos outros e, de tal forma lutam por isso que nos fazem encarar a família de modo diferente d
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Catarina Ferreira
May 18, 2014 Catarina Ferreira rated it it was ok
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It wasn’t quite what I expected. I was really anxiety to know where was Sappho, but it seems that something stayed unsaid.

Sappho was really in love with Gavin and everything she describe it feels like he was a prince charming. But as we read, the character becomes a monster.

Its case to say be careful with stepdaughters the when you get married.

I liked the analyses of Emily, while she reads Sappho journals.

Who is outside understands better. I liked/didn’t liked of the end. I want
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Ana Luisa
Apr 14, 2016 Ana Luisa rated it liked it
"No outro dia, li os diários da minha filha. E deixem-me partilhar uma coisa convosco, podem pensar que sabem o que se passa na vossa família. Mas, acreditem em mim estão enganados!" -Esta é uma das frases de Emily, mas poderia muito bem ter sido dita pela minha mãe!!! (Sim eu tenho diários desde os 10/12 anos)!
Este é um romance perverso que conta a história de uma família "moderna"... deu para rir, para chorar e para ficar traumatizada e com "medo" de miúdas!!!! De um modo assustador, identifi
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Alexandra Rolo
Jan 05, 2015 Alexandra Rolo rated it liked it
Estamos muito habituados a ver as madrastas como mulheres más que odeiam os filhos do marido... Mas e se a madrasta for boa e a filha do marido a bruxa?

Fay Welson apresenta-nos os diários de uma mulher que casou com um homem viúvo e com dois filhos. Os diários começam bem antes do casamento e são lidos pela mãe.

Confesso que pensei que este livro fosse uma leitura bem mais leve. As constantes pausas das entradas dos diários para introduzir os pensamentos da mãe de Sappho (a madrasta) quebram um
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Ruby
Nov 24, 2013 Ruby rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: put-down
Nup - can't do it. I've given this two stars to be charitable because I haven't actually finished the book. Maybe I am being a little unfair. Even so, I rarely give up on a book, but I couldn't drag myself through this one. The characters were just so unbearable; cold, self-serving, manipulative.

In the past, I have enjoyed Weldon's black humour and unflinching exploration of the human psychological underbelly.

It's just that ALL her male characters are philandering liars, and ALL her female cha
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Mahdyah Alidina
Jul 11, 2014 Mahdyah Alidina rated it it was ok
Comprei este livro há pouco tempo na Feira do Livro.
Com um titulo intrigante, uma capa fofinha, e uma descrição que prometia risadas, não resisti em comprar... Ainda para mais estando apenas a 2€!!
Preferia não ter comprado.
Verdade seja dita, foi a historia mais estapafúrdia que alguma vez li! E nem foi daquele estapafurdio-engraçado; foi estapafúrdio-sem-graça-nenhuma. 4 dias completamente perdidos. No final dei um "speed" só mesmo para acabar aquilo... E sabia la?, talvez tivesse um final dif
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Mara
Oct 06, 2016 Mara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a real guilty pleasure, it was so interesting to read about family structure and the problems each individual experianced within this structure. Everyone has their own backstory and this is clearly reflected in their way of handeling situations. You read the story through Emily's eyes (the mother of the stephmother) who reads through Sappo's eyes. The characters are all viewed in a very subjective way, but if you analyse it you can understand why they react in a certain way. They a ...more
Alex
Feb 27, 2016 Alex rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fiction
This was so close to a one star review but something slightly improved in the later half of the story. Still, I was severely disappointed with this. I can't really pin point why it grated on my nerves so intensely but I will say the characters are horrible. I don't mind horrible characters, sometimes I love them. This was not the case in this story. Also while the format and style was very interesting it was just not for me. I don't really have anything good to say about this book, sadly. If you ...more
Kelle
Feb 10, 2012 Kelle rated it really liked it
Através do BlogRing do blog My Imaginarium tive oportunidade de ler "O diário da Madrasta". À partida, e a julgar pela ilustração da capa, parecia ser uma leitura simples e divertida, sobre uma madrasta moderna. Não podia estar mais enganada, o livro tem uma história pesada descrevendo a vida sofrida de uma madrasta numa época que é a nossa. O papel de madrasta má não se encaixa de todo nesta história. A leitura é galopante, a curiosidade aumenta de página para página para no final culminar num ...more
Mª João Monteiro
Sep 07, 2014 Mª João Monteiro rated it it was ok
Tinha bastante curiosidade sobre este livro, mas não fiquei lá muito contente após a sua leitura. A perspetiva de um casamento a ruir devido a uma enteada parece-me demasiado dura e exagerada. Claro que a culpa não será apenas da enteada e as premissas deste casamento parecem-me bastante inadequadas. Recordei-me de já ter lido outro livro desta autora, também com uma visão algo destrutiva da vida (Vida e amores da mulher demónio, penso eu).Não gostei especialmente, apesar de achar a escrita clar ...more
Renate
Mar 14, 2013 Renate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sappho leaves her diaries with her mother, who reads them and provides her own comments. The continuous change of perspective is intesting, but makes it hard to connect with either of them.

One of the characters in this novel asks: 'Don't you think it's a little diminishing to be referrred to as a mere adjunct of others? Do you want to be addressed as stepmother all the time?'. Still the women in the novel seem to focus mainly on their relationships with others. This tension combined with Weldon
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Weebly
Mar 28, 2010 Weebly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was a Hartwell WI bookclub read for April and a Library Book.

It was not the most thrilling story - set mainly from the angle of the Stepmother's Mother talking about her daughters life and reading her diaries. I felt it was something and nothing really -I didn't particularly bond with any of the characters and wasn't very interested about what was happening - and was pleased to finish the book and move onto something more interesting.
Míriam Puim
Apr 09, 2014 Míriam Puim rated it liked it
Shelves: 3stars, read-in-pt
Pergunto - me se mais alguém ficou com vontade de arrancar a cabeça à Isobel...

Opinião completa aqui (:
Maria
Aug 17, 2014 Maria rated it liked it
Shelves: meu
A capa deste livro seduziu-me desde a primeira vez que a vi. A sinopse também parecia interessante mas confesso que a sua leitura foi uma pouco menos sedutora que a capa. Gostei do final mas achei a escrita rebuscada demais para o meu gosto
Julie
Must admit that for the first time in years, this book was shelved. I tried and tried to get into it but couldn't. Therefore I can't comment very constructively as I didn't see it through. Sure that is down to personal preference.....
Astrid Johanne
Mar 02, 2015 Astrid Johanne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Jeg var ved at give op, flere gange.
Bogen blev værrer og værrer, og havde ikke meget med en dagbog at gøre. Bogen er forvirrende.

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Several times, I was about to give up.
The Book get worse, the more I read, and not nothing to do with a journal. The Book is really confusing.
Anastasiya A.
I really struggled to get into this book. Eventually, stuck on 30 pages in, I lost interest. I couldn't stand the mother anymore, her over analysis over everything and her idea that she is without fault.

Might try reading at a later stage.
Nicole
Dec 04, 2010 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book with some strange twists to the story. Loved all the psychiatry and the way the story switched between mother and daughter. Definitely funny how their take on things was different yet similar. Enjoyable read, all in all.
Nicki
Oct 18, 2015 Nicki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Fay Weldon writes such honest and flawed characters. I love how she makes you think.
I did really feel like shaking Sappho a few times, though. Hated Gavin. Isobel was a real piece.
Don't think I will be looking to become a stepmother ever.
Amanda Milburn
I did not enjoy this book. The characters were all unlikeable and the back and forth between the diaries and the mother's reaction to reading the diaries seemed very contrived.
Chris Walker
OTT plot containing everyone's worst anxieties about stepmothering, second wives and parenting generally. Probably in production as a Hollywood film.
Nadette Xuereb
Oct 03, 2014 Nadette Xuereb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not bad, better than I thought it would be. Felt sorry for Sappho, but in the end she still got her "happy ending". There wasn't really the revenge I wished it would have, though
Julie
Apr 19, 2013 Julie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really wasn't impressed with this at all. I didn't like any of the characters but I felt that I could only judge by the dialogue as they hardly came to life at all.
Mollie
Feb 25, 2009 Mollie marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
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Fay Weldon CBE is an English author, essayist and playwright, whose work has been associated with feminism. In her fiction, Weldon typically portrays contemporary women who find themselves trapped in oppressive situations caused by the patriarchal structure of British society.

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