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I picked this book up randomly; hence I didn't start the series at the beginning, but if they are all as enjoyable as this one it doesn't matter what order you read them in! David Day is a bit of a dunce, he attracts trouble and mishap wherever he goes, and the case of pretending to stick up a police officer with a banana is no exception, beginning a roller coasted of hilarity centring around the local art college where a number of peculiar events, a number of murders among them, have been occurring. As can be expected, poor old David Day and his long suffering best pal Dillon end up in the centre of a very devious plot. Lesbian assassins, psychic teachers, a whole host of bus riding weirdos and a cottage full of teeny tiny frogs! I can see for a start why these plots are compared to Shakespearian comedies. Though it does help that the main character is a mishap magnet, they are really clever in that they twist and turn and cleverly involve a number of bizarre but complete appropriate characters. Not to mention I studied at the establishment in question in this book and it brought back many happy memories, not to mention the horrors of getting the bus into town! A thoroughly enjoyed read, I shall be picking up another soon!