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
Performing Dark Arts: A Cultural History of Conjuring Michael Mangan

Nov 2007

Miracle Material, The Close-Up Magic Of Michael Kaminskas Michael Kaminskas

Nov 1996

The Complete Workers Ebook Michael Close

May 2005

Michael Close in Review Michael Close

May 2002

Workers Number Five Michael Close

Oct 1996

Workers Number 4 Michael Close

Sep 1994

Magic in Fiction: A Short Title Checklist Michael Canick

Jan 2000

A Price Guide To Magic Books Michael Canick

Jun 1997

The Magic Business Michael Bailey

Sep 1998

The Complete Cups and Balls Michael Ammar

Feb 1999

The Magic Of Micah Lasher Micah Lasher

Nov 1996

The Protocols of the Elders of Magic Max Maven

Jan 2006

The Milbourne Christopher Library Maurine Christopher and George Hansen

Aug 1998

The Milbourne Christopher Library II Maurine Brooks Christopher and George P. Hansen

Sep 1998

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

May 2010

Sometimes the Jokes are Just for Me Master Payne

Sep 2009

The Six-Hour Memorized Deck Martin Joyal

Sep 1997

The Gardner-Smith Correspondence Martin Gardner & Marshall D. Smith

Jan 2000

Al Koran: The Unique Years Martin Breese

May 2012

Practical Parlor Prestidigitation Marko

Sep 2005

The Great Eyeless Vision Act Marko

Sep 2005

Diamond Jubilee Memories: Magic All The Way Mark Raffles

Jun 1997

Thinking Big; Magic With Jumbo Coins Mark Munro

Mar 2005

Trouping With Dante Marion S. Trikosko

May 2006

Finger Fitness Lorraine C. & Gregory G. Irwin

Aug 1994

SAD (Simple And Direct) Mentalism Looch

Oct 2007

Encyclopedia of Impromptu Card Forces Lewis Jones

Nov 2010

Champagne & Imp Romp 2 Lewis Jones

Nov 1994

The Complete Ganson Magic Teach-in Series Lewis Ganson

Sep 2010

Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets Of Card Magic Lewis Ganson

Nov 2005

The Annotated Magic of Slydini Lewis Ganson

Jul 2001

Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig Lewis Ganson

Dec 2000

Dai Vernon's Symphony of the Rings Lewis Ganson

Jul 1997

Dai Vernon's Inner Card Trilogy Lewis Ganson

Dec 1996

The Art Of Close-Up Magic, Volume 1 Lewis Ganson

Nov 1996

The Dai Vernon Book of Magic Lewis Ganson

Dec 1994

The Magic in Books Leo Behnke

Jan 2010

Will Rock Presents ... Leo Behnke

May 2007

Cues: Variations of the Second Sight Act Leo Behnke

Nov 2005

The Conservation of Magic Leo Behnke

Nov 2000

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

Nov 2010

Transformations: Creating Magic Out of Tricks Lawrence Haas

Nov 2007

Elements: the Lecture, the Book Lance Pierce

May 2011

The Stack Attack L. R. Brooks

May 1997

Marked for Lifts Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Any Marked Deck Kirk Charles

Jul 2002

The Ultimate Bill Switch Kevin King

Dec 1995

Don England's Paradox Kevin Kelly

Jan 2002

Levante: His Life, No Illusion Kent Blackmore

Sep 1997

Thoughts So Far Kennedy

Mar 2007

Notes to Houdini!!! Ken Silverman

Dec 1996