Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews - page 5

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:

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Book Author Date
The Digital Pentagram Unknown

Sep 2003

The Digital Pabular Unknown

Sep 2003

Revolutionary Card Technique Edward Marlo

Jul 2003

Phantoms of the Card Table David Britland & "Gazzo"

Jul 2003

Bill Goldman's Magic Bar & Grill Bill Goldman

May 2003

The Ultimate Endless Chain Routine Chuck Smith

May 2003

Variations Revisited Earl Nelson

May 2003

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

May 2003

Versatile Card Magic Revisited Frank Simon

May 2003

Ruse, Artifice, and Subterfuge at the Card Table S. W. Erdnase

May 2003

The Magic of Robert-Houdin: an Artist's Life Christian Fechner

Mar 2003

Modern Enchantments Simon During

Mar 2003

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

Jan 2003

Chanin: The Man with the Magic Hands Jack Chanin & David E. Haversat

Jan 2003

The Book of Secrets: Lessons for Progressive Conjuring John Carney

Jan 2003

Sexy Magic James Hodges

Nov 2002

Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes Gerald P. Cestkowski

Nov 2002

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

Nov 2002

Semi-Automatic Card Tricks: Volume 4 Steve Beam

Sep 2002

The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel Harry Lorayne

Sep 2002

The Paper Engine Aaron Fisher & John Lovick

Sep 2002

Best of Friends: Volume 1 Harry Lorayne

Sep 2002

Once Upon a Time Punx

Sep 2002

The Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion Harry Blackstone

Jul 2002

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

Jul 2002

Germain The Wizard Stuart Cramer

Jul 2002

Michael Close in Review Michael Close

May 2002

Devices of Wonder Barbara Maria Stafford and Frances Terpak

May 2002

Houdini Clinton Cox

May 2002

Puzzler's Tribute David Wolfe & Tom Rodgers

May 2002

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

May 2002

Jay's Journal of Anomalies Ricky Jay

May 2002

Apocalypse 11-15 (January 1988 through December 1992) Harry Lorayne

May 2002

Second to None: A Manuscript on the Art of Second Dealing Simon Lovell

Mar 2002

The Lost Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard John Northern Hilliard

Mar 2002

The Silence of Chung Ling Soo Todd Karr

Mar 2002

Absolute Magic Derren Brown

Mar 2002

Bob White Presents: It's A Matter of Style Jason Womack

Jan 2002

Under the Southern Cross Brian McCullagh

Jan 2002

Don England's Paradox Kevin Kelly

Jan 2002

Chan Canasta: Afterthoughts & Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man: Volume 2 David Britland

Nov 2001

The Chicago Surprise Whit Haydn

Nov 2001

Notes on Three-Card Monte Whit Haydn

Nov 2001

DesTROYers: The Superlative Magic of Troy Hooser Joshua Jay

Nov 2001

The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading Ian Rowland

Nov 2001

Annals of Conjuring Sidney W. Clarke

Nov 2001

Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond Paul Curry

Nov 2001

Tools of the Trade Chuck Smith

Sep 2001

Discovering Invisibility Jim Steinmeyer

Sep 2001

Try the Impossible Simon Aronson

Sep 2001