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The worst reads of 2000

The worst reads of 2000 -- From Joe Eszterhas's ''American Rhapsody'' to Helen Fielding's ''Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason,'' Karen Valby tells us what she feels were stinkers last year

The worst reads of 2000

1. American Rhapsody
Joe Eszterhas
The Basic Instinct screenwriter sequestered himself for two years to write it. If all he had to peddle was this so-so smut, he should have stayed in seclusion.

2. Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Helen Fielding
Our hapless heroine Bridget Jones has turned tiresome in this far-fetched sequel. Bridg, you’ve been v.v. bad and it’s time for you to be put to bed.

3. Omerta
Mario Puzo
If you thought The Godfather, Part III had the sour taste of greatness gone bad, think again: This unreadable rehash of Puzo’s Mob books is a pile of merda.

4. Roses Are Red
James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross is back, but it doesn’t take the 126 plodding, predictable chapters to realize that he’s not welcome.

5. Dream Catcher Margaret Salinger
My Father’s Daughter Tina Sinatra with Jeff Coplon
Turns out J.D. and Frank didn’t love their daughters the right ways, and loved the wrong women too often. Give it a rest, girls.