Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews - page 4

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
Magical Heroes: The Lives and Legends of Great African American magicians Jim Magus

Aug 2005

The Rat Trap & Other Snappy Effects You Can Do with Your Little Deck Chuck Fayne

Aug 2005

A Candid View Of The Maskelynes, 1916 Davenport & John Salisse

Aug 2005

Stage Flying: 431 B.C. To Modern Times John A. MicKinven

Aug 2005

Exposed James Randi

Aug 2005

Small but Deadly Paul Hallas

Jul 2005

Billion Dollar Bunko Simon Lovell

Jul 2005

The Indescribable Phenomenon Barry H. Wiley

Jul 2005

Sleightly Tricky John Shryock

Jul 2005

Much Ado About Something Karrell Fox

Jul 2005

Great Tricks Revisited Robert Parrish

Jul 2005

The Complete Workers Ebook Michael Close

May 2005

Magic & Meaning Eugene Burger and Robert E. Neale

Apr 2005

Recycling The Magic Way Michael Rappa

Apr 2005

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

Apr 2005

Card College: Volume One Roberto Giobbi

Apr 2005

The Magic of Ascanio: The Structural Conception of Magic Arturo de Ascanio; Jesús Etcheverry

Mar 2005

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

Mar 2005

Thinking Big; Magic With Jumbo Coins Mark Munro

Mar 2005

Presto Prestige Morris N. Young

Mar 2005

Fred Kaps' Purse Unknown

Mar 2005

Fred Kaps' Currency Unknown

Mar 2005

Magic And Methods Of Ross Bertram Ross Bertram

Mar 2005

The Life And Many Deaths Of Harry Houdini Ruth Brandon

Feb 2005

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

Jan 2005

The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy Bob Cassidy

Jan 2005

Seriously Silly David Kaye

Jan 2005

The Collector's Scrapbook Gary R. Frank

Jan 2005

The Secrets of Stage Conjuring Robert-Houdin

Jan 2005

Meir Yedid's Magic Wish Stephen Hobbs

Jan 2005

Roger's Thesaurus Roger Crosthwaite & Justin Higham

Jan 2005

Cheating at Blackjack Dustin D. Marks

Dec 2004

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

Nov 2004

Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle Stephen Minch

Nov 2004

Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America James D. Robenalt

Nov 2004

Mnemonica: Symphony in Mnemonic Major (Bewitched Music II) Juan Tamariz

Sep 2004

Art and Ardor at the Card Table James Nuzzo and Edward Marlo

Jul 2004

New Era Card Tricks August Roterberg

Jul 2004

The Secret Art of Magic Eric Evans and Nowlin Craver

May 2004

The Wizard is Dead Yaniv Deautsch

Mar 2004

Kellar's Wonders Mike Caveney & Bill Miesel

Mar 2004

Tubthumping W. S. Duncan

Jan 2004

Dobson's Choices the Sequel Wayne Dobson

Jan 2004

Fechter The Magic of Eddie Fechter Jerry Mentzer

Jan 2004

Tricks David Ben

Nov 2003

Hiding the Elephant Jim Steinmeyer

Nov 2003

Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret David Williamson

Sep 2003

Stanyon’s Magic Ellis Stanyon

Sep 2003

The Magic Wand Unknown

Sep 2003

Artificial Conclusions Jim Steinmeyer

Sep 2003