Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews - page 2

Jamy Ian Swiss

For eighteen years (June 1994 - January 2013), Jamy Ian Swiss wrote thoughtful, opinionated, long-form reviews of magic books for Genii magazine. Jamy's reviews contain insights deeper than just product recommendations, and so we have worked to assemble the entire series (almost 450 magic book reviews) in one complete and fully searchable archive.

Also, from October 2016 through January 2020, Jamy wrote reviews for the Lyons Den at the Magicana website.

Read Jamy's essay, Critical Thinking on his tenure as a book reviewer, or search for, or choose a review below:

Search for a review:
Book Author Date
Psychological Subtleties 3 Banachek

Jan 2010

Magic Matters: Tricks and Essays Robert E. Neale

Jan 2010

The Magic in Books Leo Behnke

Jan 2010

Spellbound: The Wonder-Filled Life of Doug Henning John Harrison

Nov 2009

Magic By Design: Study, Practice and Presentation John Carney

Nov 2009

Experience: The Magic of Jon Allen John Lovick

Sep 2009

Tabman Magic Tabby Crabb

Sep 2009

Impossible Bill Braid Robert E. Neale

Sep 2009

Sometimes the Jokes are Just for Me Master Payne

Sep 2009

Newspaper Magic Gene Anderson and Frances Marshall

Jul 2009

Nick Trost's Subtle Card Creations, Volume 2 Nick Trost

Jul 2009

Performing Magic on the Western Stage: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Francesco Coppa, Lawrence Hass, and James Peck

Jul 2009

Finding Dariel Fitzkee: The Man with the Trick Brain David Goodsell

May 2009

The Notebook Anonymous

May 2009

The Magician: John Mulholland's Secret Life Ben Robinson

May 2009

The Little Egypt Book of Ghosts Steve Bryant

Mar 2009

The Original Stars Of Magic Various Authors

Mar 2009

The Magic of Ascanio: More Studies of Card Magic Jesus Etcheverry

Jan 2009

The Magic of Ascanio: Ascanio's Knives and Color Blindness Arturo de Ascanio

Jan 2009

Stand-Up: A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic Ian Keable

Jan 2009

Zarrow: A Lifetime of Magic David Ben

Nov 2008

Verbal Magic Juan Tamariz and Gema Navarro

Nov 2008

Close Up: The Real Secrets of Magic David Stone

Sep 2008

Revelation Dai Vernon

Jul 2008

Approaching Magic David Regal

May 2008

Jack Parker's 52 Memories Andi Gladwin

May 2008

Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume One Bruce Cervon

Mar 2008

52 Ways to Cheat at Poker Allan Zola Kronzek

Mar 2008

The Osterlind Trilogy Richard Osterlind

Mar 2008

Catching Up with Milo and Roger Dustin Stinett

Jan 2008

The E-Books of Tom Stone Tom Stone

Jan 2008

Performing Dark Arts: A Cultural History of Conjuring Michael Mangan

Nov 2007

Transformations: Creating Magic Out of Tricks Lawrence Haas

Nov 2007

SAD (Simple And Direct) Mentalism Looch

Oct 2007

Thurston and Dante... The Written Word Phil Temple

Oct 2007

The Essential Stewart James Allan Slaight

Oct 2007

Gibeciere Winter 2007 Various

Sep 2007

Gibeciere Summer 2006 Various

Sep 2007

Handcrafted Card Magic Denis Behr

Sep 2007

Cardini: The Suave Deceiver John Fisher

Jul 2007

The Second 16th Card Book Tom Craven & Paul Gordon

May 2007

Uncovered: Secrets for the Serious Magician John Luka

May 2007

The Magician's LTD Cookbook Andi Gladwin

May 2007

Will Rock Presents ... Leo Behnke

May 2007

Thoughts So Far Kennedy

Mar 2007

Psychological Subtleties 2 Banachek

Mar 2007

Salon de Magie Gabe Fajuri and Ken Klosterman

Mar 2007

The Essential Robert-Houdin Todd Karr

Jan 2007

Tangled Web Eric Mead

Jan 2007

Card College Light Roberto Giobbi

Jan 2007