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
Great Tricks Revisited Robert Parrish

Jul 2005

Words about Wizards Robert Parrish

Sep 1994

The Magic Of The United States Robert James Albo, M.D.

Jan 1996

The Davenport Story Volume Two: The Lost Legends Robert Harbin, Edward Victor, G.W. Hunter

May 2010

Zoo Magic Robert E. Neale

Nov 2006

Magic Matters: Tricks and Essays Robert E. Neale

Jan 2010

Impossible Bill Braid Robert E. Neale

Sep 2009

Life, Death & Other Card Tricks Robert E. Neale

Jul 2000

Folding Money Fooling Robert E. Neale

Oct 1997

Jay's Journal of Anomalies Ricky Jay

May 2002

The Professional Stage Pickpocket Ricki Dunn

Sep 2006

The Osterlind Trilogy Richard Osterlind

Mar 2008

The Mysteries of My Life Richard Kaufman and René Lavand

Mar 1999

Lou Gallo, The Underground Man Richard Kaufman and Mark Phillips

Jul 1996

The Mysteries Of My Life Richard Kaufman & René Lavand

Mar 1999

Jennings '67 Richard Kaufman

Dec 1997

Steel and Silver Richard Kaufman

Jun 1994

Trephine Richard Bartram, Jr

Jan 1998

The Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

Feb 1996

The Complete Eye Openers plus Supreme Mental Discernment R.W. Hull

Nov 2006

Once Upon a Time Punx

Sep 2002

The Magic Of Matt Schulien Philip Reed Willmarth

Nov 2005

Thurston and Dante... The Written Word Phil Temple

Oct 2007

The Impostress Princess Expanded Peter W. Tappan

May 2012

Magic In Theory Peter Lamont and Richard Wiseman

Jan 2000

The First Psychic Peter Lamont

Nov 2005

The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick: How a Spectacular Hoax Became History Peter Lamont

Jan 2005

Scotland Up Close Peter Duffle

May 2006

Effortless Card Magic Peter Duffie

Jul 1997

Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks Persi Diaconis and Ronald Lewis Graham

Sep 2011

Penn & Teller's How To Play In Traffic Penn and Teller

Oct 1997

The Art Of Astonishment, Books 1, 2 Paul Harris

Jan 1996

Small but Deadly Paul Hallas

Jul 2005

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

Jan 1998

Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond Paul Curry

Nov 2001

Tricks of my Trade: The Magic of Doug Conn Paul Cummins

Jun 2000

From A Shuffled Deck In Use Paul Cummins

Jan 1998

Patrick Page: The Pageboy Speaks… Again Patrick Page

May 2011

Magic: Page by Page Patrick Page

Mar 2012

Stop-Smoking Mentalism Pablo Taboo

Nov 2006

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

Jul 2009

The Card Magic Of Nick Trost Nick Trost

Aug 1997

Presto Prestige Morris N. Young

Mar 2005

Beat'em, Cheat'em, Leave'em Bleeding Mister Big 'N' Fast Bobby Knuckles

Dec 1994

In The Mind's Eye Minnesota Mind-PSI Collection

Aug 1994

The Illustrated History Of Magic Milbourne and Maurine Christopher

Mar 1996

Servais Le Roy: Monarch of Mystery Mike Caveney & William Rauscher

Jun 2000

Kellar's Wonders Mike Caveney & Bill Miesel

Mar 2004

Carter The Great Mike Caveney

Jan 1996

Close-Up Classics Michael Vincent

Jan 1998