“Once There Was Me” is a story of a man who has faced biases due to his religion from his own government and people. The story take us through his childhood to his adulthood including the events that lead to change in his thinking pattern. Bobby Sachdeva, in his part autobiography part fiction, talks about the topics that we people are ignorant about, like his first book and how his both books and his way of thinking come to be.
American life Indian life he has experienced it all, not hiding his lies but writing it clearly is what I liked.
His writing style is gripping, and focus of details vary according to the events. It’s not about the story but the way it can make us see the things we don’t focus on, and the way it can trigger our thinking caps. Narration is good and first person’s perspective. Characters are developed properly. Rarely one or two typos.
I loved how he portrayed the thinking pattern of a man that has been altered because of various events happened in his life that clearly showed him unseen side of religion, government and human psychology.
He showed what we don’t admit, a lot of people wherever they go, whenever they hear about some other country they think why can’t this be in our country, and when you have suffered a lot only due to religion in your own country, this is so obvious that you are gonna think that.
It took me few chapters to build a proper pace with the book, but towards the end, it was un-put-down-able.
A bit long but a good, thought-provoking read for me!
In a Nutshell: A Part-Autobiography, Part-Fiction that portrays a deep-emotional account of a life of a person who is trying to change society from it’s roots.