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
Take Two Cards And Call Me In The Morning Doc Dixon

Sep 2005

Can You Do It For Drunk People? Doc Dixon

Sep 2005

Everything Is Funnier With Monkeys Doc Dixon

May 1996

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

Mar 2001

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

Jan 2003

Silent Magic: Biographies of Deaf Magicians in the United States Dr. Simon J. Carmel

Nov 2011

Making Money From Magic Drew McAdam

Nov 2005

Cheating at Blackjack Dustin D. Marks

Dec 2004

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

Mar 1996

Catching Up with Milo and Roger Dustin Stinett

Jan 2008

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

Aug 1997

Variations Revisited Earl Nelson

May 2003

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

May 2003

Foundations: The Art of Staging Magic Eberhard Riese

Nov 2006

The Feints And Temps Of Harry Riser Ed Brown

Jan 1996

Phantom Of The Card Table Eddie McGuire

Mar 1997

Tullock; The Real Truth About Trade Show Magic And A Lot More Eddie Tullock, with Gene Urban & Kenton Knepper

Nov 1996

Street Magic Edward Claflin and Jeff Sheridan

Aug 1998

M.I.N.T. Volume II Edward Marlo

Oct 2005

Revolutionary Card Technique Edward Marlo

Jul 2003

Circle Without End Edwin A Dawes & Michael Bailey

Mar 2006

Stanley Collins: Conjurer, Collector, and Iconoclast Edwin A. Dawes

Nov 2002

Charles Bertram: The Court Conjurer Edwin A. Dawes

Jul 1997

The Magical Writings Of Edwin A. Dawes Edwin Dawes

Jan 1998

Stand Up Coin Power Eivind Lowig

Aug 1998

Stanyon’s Magic Ellis Stanyon

Sep 2003

The Secret Art of Magic Eric Evans and Nowlin Craver

May 2004

The Genius Of Robert Harbin Eric Lewis

Jan 1998

A Boon for All Seasons Eric Mason and Barrie Richardson

Sep 2005

Tangled Web Eric Mead

Jan 2007

Mastering the Art of Magic Eugene Burger

Mar 2001

Solomon's Mind: The Card Mysteries Of David Solomon Eugene Burger

Aug 1998

Growing In The Art Of Magic Eugene Burger

May 1996

Rediscoveries: New Ways of Framing Old Favorites Eugene Burger

Sep 1994

Magic & Meaning Eugene Burger and Robert E. Neale

Apr 2005

The Davenport story: Volume Three Fergus Roy

Mar 2012

The Davenport Story Volume One Fergus Roy

Mar 2010

Thayer Quality Magic Floyd Thayer

Jan 1998

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

Jul 2009

Versatile Card Magic Revisited Frank Simon

May 2003

The Cruise Magician's Handbook Fred Becker

Sep 1998

Salon de Magie Gabe Fajuri and Ken Klosterman

Mar 2007

Darwin's Inexpensive Illusions Gary Darwin

Nov 1996

The Coney Island Fakir: The Magical Life Of Al Flosso Gary R. Brown

Dec 1997

The Collector's Scrapbook Gary R. Frank

Jan 2005

Audience Management: A Guide for Magical Entertainers Gay Ljungberg

Jul 2010

Newspaper Magic Gene Anderson and Frances Marshall

Jul 2009

The 101 Most Asked Questions About Las Vegas & Casino Gambling George Joseph

Sep 1997

Magic Words Gerald Kolpan

Sep 2012

Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes Gerald P. Cestkowski

Nov 2002