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:

Search for a review:
Book Author Date
Notes to Houdini!!! Ken Silverman

Dec 1996

Houdini!!! The career of erich weiss Ken Silverman

Dec 1996

Much Ado About Something Karrell Fox

Jul 2005

The Magician and the Cardsharp Karl Johnson

Sep 2005

Combo Karl Fulves

Dec 1999

Mutus Nomen Karl Fulves

Dec 1999

The Noir Test Karl Fulves

Dec 1999

New Card Rises Karl Fulves

Mar 1999

13 Prophets Karl Fulves

Mar 1999

The Chronicles Karl Fulves

Dec 1997

Setting Up Exercises Karl Fulves

Mar 1996

Secrets of Improvisational Magic Justin Higham

Sep 2010

Kid Control: Behavior Management for Children's Entertainers Julian Franklin

May 2006

Verbal Magic Juan Tamariz and Gema Navarro

Nov 2008

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

Sep 2004

DesTROYers: The Superlative Magic of Troy Hooser Joshua Jay

Nov 2001

Joshua Jay's Magic Atlas Joshua Jay

Jul 2000

Troy Hooser's The Silver Surf Joshua Jay

Dec 1998

Arcade Dreams Jon Racherbaumer and Ed Marlo

Dec 1997

In a Class by Himself: The Legacy of Don Alan Jon Racherbaumer

May 2001

The Legendary Hierophant Jon Racherbaumer

May 1999

The Legendary Hierophant Jon Racherbaumer

Apr 1999

Magie Duvivier Jon Racherbaumer

Oct 1996

The Art Of Invisible Thread Jon LeClair

Dec 1997

Sleightly Tricky John Shryock

Jul 2005

The Lost Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard John Northern Hilliard

Mar 2002

Sharps And Flats John Nevil Maskelyne

Mar 1996

Del Ray: America's Foremost John Moehring

Mar 2011

Uncovered: Secrets for the Serious Magician John Luka

May 2007

Experience: The Magic of Jon Allen John Lovick

Sep 2009

The Reparation John Lovick

Aug 1998

Cryptical Envelopment: Five Gentle Frauds for the Close-Up Performer John Hostler

Sep 2012

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

Nov 2009

Antonio Diavolo: A Souvenir of his Performance John Gaughan & Jim Steinmeyer

Jan 2000

Cardini: The Suave Deceiver John Fisher

Jul 2007

Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy: Simple Magic & Stunts John Carney

Mar 2012

Magic By Design: Study, Practice and Presentation John Carney

Nov 2009

The Book of Secrets: Lessons for Progressive Conjuring John Carney

Jan 2003

John Carney Presents Al Baker's Lightning Pull John Carney

Aug 1997

Torn And Restored John Carney

Apr 1996

Of Legierdemaine and Diverse Juggling Knacks: Columns from The Linking Ring (1949-1966) John Braun & William Broecker

Dec 1999

The Fine Art Of Hocus Pocus John Booth

Jul 1996

The Erdnase Journal John Bodine and Theron Schaub

Sep 2010

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

Aug 2005

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

Nov 2004

The Last Greatest Magician in the World Jim Steinmeyer

Jan 2011

Art & Artifice And Other Essays on Illusion Jim Steinmeyer

Apr 1999

Hiding the Elephant Jim Steinmeyer

Nov 2003

Artificial Conclusions Jim Steinmeyer

Sep 2003

Discovering Invisibility Jim Steinmeyer

Sep 2001