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
Secret Agenda Roberto Giobbi

Jan 2011

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

Mar 2002

Seance Scott Moore-Davis

Jul 1996

Scotland Up Close Peter Duffle

May 2006

Salon de Magie Gabe Fajuri and Ken Klosterman

Mar 2007

SAD (Simple And Direct) Mentalism Looch

Oct 2007

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

May 2003

Roger's Thesaurus Roger Crosthwaite & Justin Higham

Jan 2005

Rings In Your Fingers Dariel Fitzkee

Sep 2000

Revolutionary Card Technique Edward Marlo

Jul 2003

Revelation Dai Vernon

Jul 2008

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

Jan 1996

Rediscoveries: New Ways of Framing Old Favorites Eugene Burger

Sep 1994

Recycling The Magic Way Michael Rappa

Apr 2005

Real World Magic Jerry MacGregor

Jun 2000

Quartet: A Fake Card And Ten Routines Therewith Guy Hollingworth

Feb 2000

Puzzler's Tribute David Wolfe & Tom Rodgers

May 2002

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

Mar 2000

Psychological Subtleties 3 Banachek

Jan 2010

Psychological Subtleties 2 Banachek

Mar 2007

Psychological Subtleties Banachek

Jun 1999

Private Studies, Numbers 1 Through 6 Ron Bauer

Aug 1998

Presto Prestige Morris N. Young

Mar 2005

Practical Parlor Prestidigitation Marko

Sep 2005

Pocket Power Jarle Leirpoll

Mar 1996

Phantoms of the Card Table David Britland & "Gazzo"

Jul 2003

Phantom Of The Card Table Eddie McGuire

Mar 1996

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

Jul 2009

Performing in Japan: Amusing Anecdotes and Helpful Hints Brad Zupp

Sep 1994

Performing Dark Arts: A Cultural History of Conjuring Michael Mangan

Nov 2007

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

Oct 1997

Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond Paul Curry

Nov 2001

Patrick Page: The Pageboy Speaks… Again Patrick Page

May 2011

Paramiracles Ted Lesley

Nov 1994

Owen Clark: A Genius Forgotten Christopher Brinson

Mar 2011

Once Upon a Time Punx

Sep 2002

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

Dec 1999

Noteworthy: a Magical Lecture David Gabbay

Sep 2012

Notes to Houdini!!! Ken Silverman

Dec 1996

Notes on Three-Card Monte Whit Haydn

Nov 2001

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

Jul 2009

Newspaper Magic Gene Anderson and Frances Marshall

Jul 2009

New Era Card Tricks August Roterberg

Jul 2004

New Card Rises Karl Fulves

Mar 1999

Neo-Magic Artistry S. H. Sharpe

Nov 2000

Mutus Nomen Karl Fulves

Dec 1999

Much Ado About Something Karrell Fox

Jul 2005

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

Mar 2012

Monkey Shines Volumes One & Two Chris "Doc" Dixon

Mar 2001

Modern Enchantments Simon During

Mar 2003