Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews - page 6

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

Jul 2001

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

May 2001

Fusillade: A Treatise on the Multiple Selection Routine Doc Eason & Paul Cummins

Mar 2001

Mastering the Art of Magic Eugene Burger

Mar 2001

Monkey Shines Volumes One & Two Chris "Doc" Dixon

Mar 2001

The Silver Surf Troy Hooser

Dec 2000

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

Dec 2000

Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig Lewis Ganson

Dec 2000

Harry Lorayne's Apocalypse: Volumes 1-5 Harry Lorayne

Nov 2000

Neo-Magic Artistry S. H. Sharpe

Nov 2000

The Conservation of Magic Leo Behnke

Nov 2000

Card College: Volume 4 Roberto Giobbi

Oct 2000

Rings In Your Fingers Dariel Fitzkee

Sep 2000

Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man David Britland

Sep 2000

The James File Allan Slaight

Aug 2000

Life, Death & Other Card Tricks Robert E. Neale

Jul 2000

Intercept Harvey Berg

Jul 2000

Joshua Jay's Magic Atlas Joshua Jay

Jul 2000

Tricks of my Trade: The Magic of Doug Conn Paul Cummins

Jun 2000

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

Jun 2000

Real World Magic Jerry MacGregor

Jun 2000

Destiny, Chance and Free Will & Other Presentations Allan Zola Kronzek

Jun 2000

Arcardia Roger Crosthwaite

Apr 2000

The Annotated Discovery Of Witchcraft Booke XIII Stephen James Forrester

Mar 2000

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

Mar 2000

Trickery Treats: Card Craft Continued J.K. Hartman

Feb 2000

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

Feb 2000

Quartet: A Fake Card And Ten Routines Therewith Guy Hollingworth

Feb 2000

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

Jan 2000

Magic in Fiction: A Short Title Checklist Michael Canick

Jan 2000

Maurice Fogel Chris Woodward

Jan 2000

The Gardner-Smith Correspondence Martin Gardner & Marshall D. Smith

Jan 2000

Magic In Theory Peter Lamont and Richard Wiseman

Jan 2000

Combo Karl Fulves

Dec 1999

Mutus Nomen Karl Fulves

Dec 1999

The Noir Test Karl Fulves

Dec 1999

Kort Stephen Minch

Dec 1999

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

Dec 1999

21st Century Card Magic James Swain

Nov 1999

Theater Of The Mind Barrie Richardson

Nov 1999

Sports And Pastimes Unknown

Nov 1999

Sports And Pastimes Steve Burton

Nov 1999

Blackstone: A Magician's Life Daniel Waldron

Oct 1999

Drawing Room Deceptions Guy Hollingworth

Oct 1999

House of Cards: The Life & Magic Of Paul Rosini Chuck Romano

Sep 1999

The Himber Wallet Book Harry Lorayne

Aug 1999

The Science Behind The Ghost: A Brief History Of Pepper's Ghost Jim Steinmeyer

Aug 1999

Secrets Of The Palmettos Jeff Busby

Jul 1999

Milo & Roger: A Magical Life Arthur Brandon

Jul 1999

Psychological Subtleties Banachek

Jun 1999