Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews - page 3

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
Everything Is Funnier With Monkeys Doc Dixon

May 1996

Experience: The Magic of Jon Allen John Lovick

Sep 2009

Exposed James Randi

Aug 2005

Exposed! The Untold Story of Harry Kellar and the Tribune Spook Case William Pack

May 2006

Fechter The Magic of Eddie Fechter Jerry Mentzer

Jan 2004

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

May 2009

Finger Fitness Lorraine C. & Gregory G. Irwin

Aug 1994

Folding Money Fooling Robert E. Neale

Oct 1997

Fooling Houdini Alex Stone

Jul 2012

Foundations: The Art of Staging Magic Eberhard Riese

Nov 2006

Frank Simon's Versatile Card Magic—The DVD Earl Nelson

May 2003

Fred Kaps' Currency Unknown

Mar 2005

Fred Kaps' Purse Unknown

Mar 2005

From A Shuffled Deck In Use Paul Cummins

Jan 1998

Full Metal Jacket J.C. Wagner and Syd Segal

Sep 2005

Fusillade: A Treatise on the Multiple Selection Routine Doc Eason & Paul Cummins

Mar 2001

Gambler's Book Club Jamie Ian Swiss

Mar 1997

Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle Stephen Minch

Nov 2004

Germain The Wizard Stuart Cramer

Jul 2002

Gibeciere Stephen Minch

Mar 2010

Gibeciere Summer 2006 Various

Sep 2007

Gibeciere Winter 2007 Various

Sep 2007

Gift Magic: Performances that Leave People with a Souvenir Lawrence Hass

Nov 2010

Gordon Nocturnal Creations The Impromptu Card Illusions Of Paul Gordon Paul Gordon

Jan 1998

Great Tricks Revisited Robert Parrish

Jul 2005

Growing In The Art Of Magic Eugene Burger

May 1996

Handcrafted Card Magic Denis Behr

Sep 2007

Handcrafted Card Magic Volume 2 Denis Behr

Jul 2011

Happiness Success! Interviews With Performers About Fame, Fortune And Happiness Brad Zupp

Oct 2005

Harry Lorayne's Apocalypse: Volumes 1-5 Harry Lorayne

Nov 2000

Hiding the Elephant Jim Steinmeyer

Nov 2003

Hocus Pocus Junior Unknown

Jun 1997

Hold'Em Magic Tom Frame

Jan 2012

Houdini Clinton Cox

May 2002

Houdini Souvenir Program Unknown

Jan 1998

Houdini!!! The career of erich weiss Ken Silverman

Dec 1996

House of Cards: The Life & Magic Of Paul Rosini Chuck Romano

Sep 1999

How To Be A Fake Kreskin The Amazing Kreskin

Nov 1996

How to Persuade People Who Don't Want to be Persuaded Joel Bauer & Mark Levy

Nov 2004

Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes I, II, III, & IV Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Apr 2005

Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes VIII, IX AND X Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Aug 1996

Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes XI, XII AND XIII Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Mar 1996

Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes XIV, XV, AND XVI Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Dec 1997

Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes XVII, XVIII and XIX Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Apr 1999

Hugard's Magic Monthly: Volumes V, VI & VII Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Nov 2005

Impossible Bill Braid Robert E. Neale

Sep 2009

In a Class by Himself: The Legacy of Don Alan Jon Racherbaumer

May 2001

In The Mind's Eye Minnesota Mind-PSI Collection

Aug 1994

Intercept Harvey Berg

Jul 2000

It's Not Fun To Be Fooled Bill Nagler, M.D

Jan 1998