Indeed. The books jump around a lot, featuring different events and different people. There's not really any point you could say is a start or end to it. Like Mikey, I just got a suggestion on which books were the best and jumped right in.
"You've all been selected for this mission because you each have a special skill. Professor Hawking, John Leslie, Phil Neville, the Wu-Tang Clan, Usher, the Sugar Puffs Monster and Daniel Day-Lewis! Welcome to Operation MindFuck!"