Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews - page 7

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
Close-Up & Personal David Regal

Jun 1999

The Legendary Hierophant Jon Racherbaumer

May 1999

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

Apr 1999

The Legendary Hierophant Jon Racherbaumer

Apr 1999

Art & Artifice And Other Essays on Illusion Jim Steinmeyer

Apr 1999

The Mysteries Of My Life Richard Kaufman & René Lavand

Mar 1999

New Card Rises Karl Fulves

Mar 1999

13 Prophets Karl Fulves

Mar 1999

Be A Street Magician! (A How-To Guide) David Groves

Mar 1999

The Now You See It, Now You Don't! Notebook Bill Tarr Kaufman

Mar 1999

The Mysteries of My Life Richard Kaufman and René Lavand

Mar 1999

The Complete Cups and Balls Michael Ammar

Feb 1999

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

Feb 1999

Card College Roberto Giobbi

Jan 1999

Thanks to Zarrow Jerry Sadowitz

Jan 1999

Down Under Deals Andrew Wimhurst

Jan 1999

Magic for Dummies David Pogue

Jan 1999

Card College, Volume 3 Roberto Giobbi

Jan 1999

Troy Hooser's The Silver Surf Joshua Jay

Dec 1998

The Milbourne Christopher Library II Maurine Brooks Christopher and George P. Hansen

Sep 1998

Manacles Of The World T. L. Gross

Sep 1998

The Magicians' Yearbook Anthony Owen

Sep 1998

Making Contact; The Real Secrets Of Contact Mindreading Satori

Sep 1998

The Cruise Magician's Handbook Fred Becker

Sep 1998

The Magic Business Michael Bailey

Sep 1998

A Look Back Before Going Forward Unknown

Sep 1998

Stand Up Coin Power Eivind Lowig

Aug 1998

Brain Food David Parr

Aug 1998

Wit And Wizardry: The Magic Of Norm Houghton Unknown

Aug 1998

Private Studies, Numbers 1 Through 6 Ron Bauer

Aug 1998

The Reparation John Lovick

Aug 1998

Entertainer Tales From The Road: Confessions Of A Fulltime Family Tom Lilly

Aug 1998

Vis A Vis Jack Avis and John Derris

Aug 1998

Street Magic Edward Claflin and Jeff Sheridan

Aug 1998

The Milbourne Christopher Library Maurine Christopher and George Hansen

Aug 1998

Solomon's Mind: The Card Mysteries Of David Solomon Eugene Burger

Aug 1998

Clever And Pleasant Inventions J. Prevost

Aug 1998

The Magical Writings Of Edwin A. Dawes Edwin Dawes

Jan 1998

Selling Your Specialty Act To Hollywood Shaunnery Steevans

Jan 1998

Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling And Dynamic Computer Memories S. Brent Morris

Jan 1998

Tommy Middleton: Bottoms Up David Harkey

Dec 1997

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

Dec 1997

The Chronicles Karl Fulves

Dec 1997

Breslaw's Last Legacy Unknown

Dec 1997

The Art Of Invisible Thread Jon LeClair

Dec 1997

The Coney Island Fakir: The Magical Life Of Al Flosso Gary R. Brown

Dec 1997

Jennings '67 Richard Kaufman

Dec 1997

Arcade Dreams Jon Racherbaumer and Ed Marlo

Dec 1997

Ah-ha! David Harkey and Eric Anderson

Oct 1997

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

Oct 1997