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
Cardshark Darwin Ortiz

Dec 1995

Carter The Great Mike Caveney

Jan 1996

Catching Up with Milo and Roger Dustin Stinett

Jan 2008

Caution: Practical Joker Ahead Bruce Walstad

Jul 2001

Cellini: The Royal Touch A Guide To The Art Of Street Magic E. M. McFalls

Aug 1997

Champagne & Imp Romp 2 Lewis Jones

Nov 1994

Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man David Britland

Sep 2000

Chan Canasta: Afterthoughts & Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man: Volume 2 David Britland

Nov 2001

Chanin: The Man with the Magic Hands Jack Chanin & David E. Haversat

Jan 2003

Chapter One Asi Wind

May 2010

Charles Bertram: The Court Conjurer Edwin A. Dawes

Jul 1997

Cheating at Blackjack Dustin D. Marks

Dec 2004

Cheating At Blackjack Squared: The Dark Side Of Gambling Dustin D. Marks

Mar 1996

Circle Without End Edwin A Dawes & Michael Bailey

Mar 2006

Clever And Pleasant Inventions J. Prevost

Aug 1998

Close Up: The Real Secrets of Magic David Stone

Sep 2008

Close-Up & Personal David Regal

Jun 1999

Close-Up Classics Michael Vincent

Jan 1998

Combo Karl Fulves

Dec 1999

Communicating with Magic: The Speaker's Guide to Magic, the Magician's Guide to Speaking Dr. Earl L. Reum & Lindsay E. Smith

Jan 2003

Confessions of a Conjuror Derren Brown

Jan 2011

Cryptical Envelopment: Five Gentle Frauds for the Close-Up Performer John Hostler

Sep 2012

Cues: Variations of the Second Sight Act Leo Behnke

Nov 2005

Dai Vernon: A Biography David Ben

Jul 2006

Dai Vernon's Inner Card Trilogy Lewis Ganson

Dec 1996

Dai Vernon's Symphony of the Rings Lewis Ganson

Jul 1997

Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig Lewis Ganson

Dec 2000

Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets Of Card Magic Lewis Ganson

Nov 2005

Darwin's Inexpensive Illusions Gary Darwin

Nov 1996

David P. Abbott's House of Mystery Teller & Todd Karr

Mar 2005

Del Ray: America's Foremost John Moehring

Mar 2011

Destiny, Chance and Free Will & Other Presentations Allan Zola Kronzek

Jun 2000

DesTROYers: The Superlative Magic of Troy Hooser Joshua Jay

Nov 2001

Devices of Wonder Barbara Maria Stafford and Frances Terpak

May 2002

Devious Standards Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewed by Eric Mead)

Aug 2011

Diamond Jubilee Memories: Magic All The Way Mark Raffles

Jun 1997

Digital Effects, The Magic Of Joe Mogar Steve Beam

Sep 1997

Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century Matthew Solomon

May 2010

Discovering Invisibility Jim Steinmeyer

Sep 2001

Discovering the Magic City: Early Chicago Amusements, 1834-1871 William Pack

May 2006

Dobson's Choices the Sequel Wayne Dobson

Jan 2004

Don England's Paradox Kevin Kelly

Jan 2002

Down Under Deals Andrew Wimhurst

Jan 1999

Drawing Room Deceptions Guy Hollingworth

Oct 1999

Effortless Card Magic Peter Duffie

Jul 1997

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

Apr 1996

Elements: the Lecture, the Book Lance Pierce

May 2011

Encyclopedia of Impromptu Card Forces Lewis Jones

Nov 2010

Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes Gerald P. Cestkowski

Nov 2002

Entertainer Tales From The Road: Confessions Of A Fulltime Family Tom Lilly

Aug 1998