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
The Annotated Discovery Of Witchcraft Booke XIII Stephen James Forrester

Mar 2000

The Abracadabra Kid Sid Fleischman

Mar 1996

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

Sep 1997

Thayer Quality Magic Floyd Thayer

Jan 1998

Thanks to Zarrow Jerry Sadowitz

Jan 1999

Tangled Web Eric Mead

Jan 2007

Tales of Enchantment Walt Anthony

Jul 2011

Tales from the Uncanny Scot Ron Wilson

Nov 2010

Take Two Cards And Call Me In The Morning Doc Dixon

Sep 2005

Tabman Magic Tabby Crabb

Sep 2009

Swami and Mantra Sam Dalal

Jun 1997

Strong Magic Darwin Ortiz

Jul 1994

Street Magic Edward Claflin and Jeff Sheridan

Aug 1998

Stop-Smoking Mentalism Pablo Taboo

Nov 2006

Steve Mayhew's Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals Jack Carpenter

Feb 2000

Steve Mayhew's Angels May Shuffle But The Devil Still Deals Jack Carpenter

Feb 1999

Steel and Silver Richard Kaufman

Jun 1994

Stanyon’s Magic Ellis Stanyon

Sep 2003

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

Nov 2002

Stand-Up: A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic Ian Keable

Jan 2009

Stand Up Coin Power Eivind Lowig

Aug 1998

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

Aug 2005

St. George's Hall: Behind the Scenes at England's Home of Mystery Anne Davenport & John Salisse

May 2002

Sports And Pastimes Unknown

Nov 1999

Sports And Pastimes Steve Burton

Nov 1999

Spirits On The Stage, And More Guarded Secrets Revealed Bob Blau

Sep 2005

Spellbound: The Wonder-Filled Life of Doug Henning John Harrison

Nov 2009

Son of Simon Says: More Close-Up Magic of Simon Lovell Simon Lovell

Dec 2000

Sometimes the Jokes are Just for Me Master Payne

Sep 2009

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

Aug 1998

Small but Deadly Paul Hallas

Jul 2005

Sleightly Tricky John Shryock

Jul 2005

Sleight Of Mouth Harry Allen

Oct 2005

Simply Simon Simon Aronson

Feb 1996

Simon Says: The Close-Up Magic Of Simon Lovell Simon Lovell

Aug 1997

Simon Lovell Presents His Post Accident Lecture Book! (A Blatant Attempt To Raise Money!) Simon Lovell

Sep 2005

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

Nov 2011

Side Shows: My Life with Gooks, Freaks & Vagabonds in the Carny Trade Daniel Waldron; Howard Bone

Jul 2001

Sharps And Flats John Nevil Maskelyne

Mar 1997

Sexy Magic James Hodges

Nov 2002

Setting Up Exercises Karl Fulves

Mar 1997

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

Jun 2000

Seriously Silly David Kaye

Jan 2005

Semi-Automatic Card Tricks: Volume 4 Steve Beam

Sep 2002

Semi-Automatic Card Tricks VIII Steve Beam

Mar 2011

Selling Your Specialty Act To Hollywood Shaunnery Steevans

Jan 1998

Secrets Of The Palmettos Jeff Busby

Jul 1999

Secrets of Improvisational Magic Justin Higham

Sep 2010

Secrets of an Escamoteur Harry Riser

Jan 2006

Secret Agenda Roberto Giobbi

Jan 2011