Three personalities trapped in one tortured body, and lobotomy is a dirty word.The result? Enforced separation of those personalties. Keep the sanest of them grounded here on earth, and ship the other undesirable ones off to far flung corners of the galaxy where they can decay in host bodies which will last maybe 40 years. Trouble is, earthbound Alistair Crompton feels incomplete,transparent.Goddamn it, he's boring..and the only solution is re-intigration with those lost parts.he's approaching 40.I last read this book around 5 years ago.It was the 10th time for me. It would make a marvellous movie..it IS a gloriously funny novel.