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
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks VIII Steve Beam

Mar 2011

The Trapdoor, Volume 3 (1994-1998) Steve Beam

Jan 2013

Semi-Automatic Card Tricks: Volume 4 Steve Beam

Sep 2002

Digital Effects, The Magic Of Joe Mogar Steve Beam

Sep 1997

Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle Stephen Minch

Nov 2004

Gibeciere Stephen Minch

Mar 2010

Kort Stephen Minch

Dec 1999

Ken Krenzel's Ingenuities Stephen Minch

Apr 1997

Elastrix: The Encyclopedia Of Rubber-Band Magic Volume II Stephen Minch

Apr 1996

The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, Volume 2 Stephen Minch

Oct 1994

The Annotated Discovery Of Witchcraft Booke XIII Stephen James Forrester

Mar 2000

Meir Yedid's Magic Wish Stephen Hobbs

Jan 2005

Michael Gallo's Siamese Coins Stephen Hobbs

Jul 1996

Using Magic To Prevent Drug Abuse Stan Davis

Nov 1996

Billion Dollar Bunko Simon Lovell

Jul 2005

Son of Simon Says: More Close-Up Magic of Simon Lovell Simon Lovell

Dec 2000

Simon Lovell Presents His Post Accident Lecture Book! (A Blatant Attempt To Raise Money!) Simon Lovell

Sep 2005

Second to None: A Manuscript on the Art of Second Dealing Simon Lovell

Mar 2002

Simon Says: The Close-Up Magic Of Simon Lovell Simon Lovell

Aug 1997

Modern Enchantments Simon During

Mar 2003

Try the Impossible Simon Aronson

Sep 2001

Simply Simon Simon Aronson

Feb 1996

Annals of Conjuring Sidney W. Clarke

Nov 2001

The Abracadabra Kid Sid Fleischman

Mar 1996

Selling Your Specialty Act To Hollywood Shaunnery Steevans

Jan 1998

Seance Scott Moore-Davis

Jul 1996

Making Contact; The Real Secrets Of Contact Mindreading Satori

Sep 1998

Swami and Mantra Sam Dalal

Jun 1997

Ruse, Artifice, and Subterfuge at the Card Table S. W. Erdnase

May 2003

Neo-Magic Artistry S. H. Sharpe

Nov 2000

Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling And Dynamic Computer Memories S. Brent Morris

Jan 1998

Making the Cut: A Peek into the Magic of Ryan Schlutz Ryan Schlutz

Sep 2012

The Life And Many Deaths Of Harry Houdini Ruth Brandon

Feb 2005

Magic And Methods Of Ross Bertram Ross Bertram

Mar 2005

Bertram On Sleight Of Hand Ross Bertram

Aug 1996

Tales from the Uncanny Scot Ron Wilson

Nov 2010

Blue Book of Magic 2005 Ron Cortlidge

Mar 2006

Private Studies, Numbers 1 Through 6 Ron Bauer

Aug 1998

William l. Lindhorst Roger Edgar Linden

May 1997

Roger's Thesaurus Roger Crosthwaite & Justin Higham

Jan 2005

Arcardia Roger Crosthwaite

Apr 2000

Card College Light Roberto Giobbi

Jan 2007

Card College, Volume 3 Roberto Giobbi

Jan 1999

Secret Agenda Roberto Giobbi

Jan 2011

Card College: Volume One Roberto Giobbi

Apr 2005

Card College: Volume 4 Roberto Giobbi

Oct 2000

Card College Roberto Giobbi

Jan 1999

Card College Volume Two Roberto Giobbi

Apr 1996

The Secrets of Stage Conjuring Robert-Houdin

Jan 2005

Great Tricks Revisited Robert Parrish

Jul 2005