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

Aug 1999

Modern Art Jim Steinmeyer

Mar 1996

Magic Menu: The First Five Years Jim Sisti

Nov 2005

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

Jan 1996

Unspeakable Acts: Three Lives and Countless Legends of Tom Palmer, Tony Andruzzi, Masldyn ye Mage Jim Magus with Terry Nosek and Neil Tobin

May 2011

Magical Heroes: The Lives and Legends of Great African American magicians Jim Magus

Aug 2005

The Magic of Ascanio: More Studies of Card Magic Jesus Etcheverry

Jan 2009

Thanks to Zarrow Jerry Sadowitz

Jan 1999

Fechter The Magic of Eddie Fechter Jerry Mentzer

Jan 2004

Real World Magic Jerry MacGregor

Jun 2000

Secrets Of The Palmettos Jeff Busby

Jul 1999

Hugard's Magic Monthly: Volumes V, VI & VII Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Nov 2005

Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes I, II, III, & IV Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Apr 2005

Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes XVII, XVIII and XIX Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Apr 1999

Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes XIV, XV, AND XVI Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Dec 1997

Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes VIII, IX AND X Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Aug 1996

Hugard's Magic Monthly Volumes XI, XII AND XIII Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Mar 1996

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

Jan 2002

Pocket Power Jarle Leirpoll

Mar 1996

Devious Standards Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewed by Eric Mead)

Aug 2011

21st Century Card Magic James Swain

Nov 1999

Miracles With Cards James Swain

Jan 1996

Exposed James Randi

Aug 2005

Art and Ardor at the Card Table James Nuzzo and Edward Marlo

Jul 2004

Sexy Magic James Hodges

Nov 2002

Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America James D. Robenalt

Nov 2004

Messing With Minds James Biss

Sep 2005

Jean Hugard James B. Alfredson

Jul 1997

Kodell: Do Something Different Jack Kodell

Sep 2011

The Equivoque Choice Jack Dean

Dec 2005

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

Jan 2003

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

Feb 2000

Steve Mayhew's Angels May Shuffle But The Devil Still Deals Jack Carpenter

Feb 1999

The Expert's Portfolio Jack Carpenter

Aug 1997

Vis A Vis Jack Avis and John Derris

Aug 1998

Trickery Treats: Card Craft Continued J.K. Hartman

Feb 2000

Full Metal Jacket J.C. Wagner and Syd Segal

Sep 2005

Urban Illusions: Then Cutting Edge Illusions & Presentations J.C. Sum

Nov 2011

The Cardiste J. Russell Duck

Sep 2006

Clever And Pleasant Inventions J. Prevost

Aug 1998

After Craft J. K. Hartman

Mar 1996

Magic's Most Amazing Stories: a Collection of Incredible Stories from World Famous Magicians Ivan Amodei

Jul 2010

The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading Ian Rowland

Nov 2001

Stand-Up: A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic Ian Keable

Jan 2009

Intercept Harvey Berg

Jul 2000

Secrets of an Escamoteur Harry Riser

Jan 2006

The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel Harry Lorayne

Sep 2002

Best of Friends: Volume 1 Harry Lorayne

Sep 2002

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

May 2002

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

Nov 2000