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
Michael Close in Review Michael Close

May 2002

Michael Gallo's Siamese Coins Stephen Hobbs

Jul 1996

Milo & Roger: A Magical Life Arthur Brandon

Jul 1999

Milt Larsen's Magic Castle Tour Carol Marie

Jan 1998

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

Nov 1996

Miracles With Cards James Swain

Jan 1996

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

Sep 2004

Modern Art Jim Steinmeyer

Mar 1996

Modern Enchantments Simon During

Mar 2003

Monkey Shines Volumes One & Two Chris "Doc" Dixon

Mar 2001

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

Mar 2012

Much Ado About Something Karrell Fox

Jul 2005

Mutus Nomen Karl Fulves

Dec 1999

Neo-Magic Artistry S. H. Sharpe

Nov 2000

New Card Rises Karl Fulves

Mar 1999

New Era Card Tricks August Roterberg

Jul 2004

Newspaper Magic Gene Anderson and Frances Marshall

Jul 2009

Nick Trost's Subtle Card Creations, Volume 2 Nick Trost

Jul 2009

Notes on Three-Card Monte Whit Haydn

Nov 2001

Notes to Houdini!!! Ken Silverman

Dec 1996

Noteworthy: a Magical Lecture David Gabbay

Sep 2012

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

Dec 1999

Once Upon a Time Punx

Sep 2002

Owen Clark: A Genius Forgotten Christopher Brinson

Mar 2011

Paramiracles Ted Lesley

Nov 1994

Patrick Page: The Pageboy Speaks… Again Patrick Page

May 2011

Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond Paul Curry

Nov 2001

Penn & Teller's How To Play In Traffic Penn and Teller

Oct 1997

Performing Dark Arts: A Cultural History of Conjuring Michael Mangan

Nov 2007

Performing in Japan: Amusing Anecdotes and Helpful Hints Brad Zupp

Sep 1994

Performing Magic on the Western Stage: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Francesco Coppa, Lawrence Hass, and James Peck

Jul 2009

Phantom Of The Card Table Eddie McGuire

Mar 1997

Phantoms of the Card Table David Britland & "Gazzo"

Jul 2003

Pocket Power Jarle Leirpoll

Mar 1996

Practical Parlor Prestidigitation Marko

Sep 2005

Presto Prestige Morris N. Young

Mar 2005

Private Studies, Numbers 1 Through 6 Ron Bauer

Aug 1998

Psychological Subtleties Banachek

Jun 1999

Psychological Subtleties 2 Banachek

Mar 2007

Psychological Subtleties 3 Banachek

Jan 2010

Pure Effect: Direct Mind-Reading and Magical Artistry Derren Brown

Mar 2000

Puzzler's Tribute David Wolfe & Tom Rodgers

May 2002

Quartet: A Fake Card And Ten Routines Therewith Guy Hollingworth

Feb 2000

Real World Magic Jerry MacGregor

Jun 2000

Recycling The Magic Way Michael Rappa

Apr 2005

Rediscoveries: New Ways of Framing Old Favorites Eugene Burger

Sep 1994

Restaurant Magic The Restaurant Worker's Handbook A Practical Guide To To Restaurant Magic Jim Pace & Jerry MacGregor

Jan 1996

Revelation Dai Vernon

Jul 2008

Revolutionary Card Technique Edward Marlo

Jul 2003

Rings In Your Fingers Dariel Fitzkee

Sep 2000