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Review of The Bloodline and the Jinn

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[Following is an official review of "The Bloodline and the Jinn" by Robert O'Neal.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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A lot of us grew up with fairy tales filling our childhood memories. One of those would be the story of the Jinn inside Aladdin's magical lamp. We all know what that genie can do. And like us, Robert O'Neal knows that magic is fictional. Yet, this belief seems to change from the day Robert decides to use the gift he received from an old Bedouin to explore his bloodline. It's a parchment that allows you to travel through time, and they say it was created with the help of the Jinn. Is it the truth? Are the Jinn real, or are they just fantasies? If we can rewind the clock, does that mean we can stay with our beloved people forever? If you ask me, The Bloodline and the Jinn by Robert O'Neal is a unique memoir that will answer those questions.

Unlike normal biographies, I'm fascinated by this one's extraordinary. It's a chronicle that records twenty-five generations of Robert's lineages. Using several firsthand witnesses' words, it takes us through eight hundred years of history, exposing bits of their experiences. For example, we will learn about the cruelty of World War I in the story of Robert's father. Back then, countless American troopers were sent to Europe to die. Sadly, where they lost their lives was not on the battlefield. They passed away because of illness on the very ships that were carrying them, and burials at sea were their endings. In Robert's great-grandfather's era, many soldiers returned home with their traumas, leaving parts of themselves alongside their dead comrades.

However, Robert also gets to know more about his ancestors and enjoys happy moments with them. Besides, it's quite interesting to learn of the differences between the past and the present. Additionally, the Jinn are kind of cute, and the narrative usually carries a hint of humor with it.

Unfortunately, this copy has too many grammar errors and formatting issues. The text's fonts and colors are inconsistent, and the lack of necessary quote marks makes the discussions very confusing. Sometimes, I couldn't tell who was talking or which paragraphs belonged to the conversations. Moreover, the details occasionally repeat themselves. For instance, the scenes in the Jinn's realm on pages 84 and 89 are almost identical. Therefore, I think it needs another round of proofreading.

Since the mentioned negative points are not glaring enough to deduct two stars, I would rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. If you are interested in the Jinn or the author's ancestry, you can give this memoir a try. It doesn't have erotic details or profanities, so both teenagers and adults can read it.

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Post by Ghuddie »

Again, memoir isn't my favorite literary genre, but I'm sure fans of the genre will like this one. Great review.
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Not sure this is in my wheelhouse. Thanks for the review
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Post by beauri21 »

This is my type of story, would read this as soon. Your review is superb. Kudos
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Post by Reitumetse M 11 »

I was hooked at first but the errors sound like too much for me to handle. Maybe I will check it out when the book has gone through another round of editing as the story does sound interesting.
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Post by Oscar E Gomez »

If the story has values and is a real pleasure to read it is afloat. A good round of edition and proofreading
will carrie away can save it. Thank you for this review Sou Hi, it is great.
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Post by Christopher B 23 »

I loved this book because it was mind boggling and the story sucks you in after every chapter.
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Post by Ellylion »

Memoir genre is among my favorites, so I would love to read this one :) The concept of the Jinn is very intriguing! Thank you very much for a great review!
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Post by CleverSpider001 »

Watching Aladdin while I when I was younger made me like Genies. I would love to read a book about that. However, typographical errors would put me off. Thank you for such a lovely review.
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Post by Venus2304 »

I wish they correct the errors in this book soon because I want to read it and enjoy it.
Good review 👍
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Post by Asiaa Szn »

I love how informative the review is, but I always skip memoirs so I'm taking a pass on this book.
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Post by Nwadinso Okoro »

This book is a non-fictional book that is based on a fictitious belief. I would love to read this piece of memoir so as to know the perspective of the author . Thanks for your review.
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