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
The Indescribable Phenomenon Barry H. Wiley

Jul 2005

Billion Dollar Bunko Simon Lovell

Jul 2005

Small but Deadly Paul Hallas

Jul 2005

Exposed James Randi

Aug 2005

Stage Flying: 431 B.C. To Modern Times John A. MicKinven

Aug 2005

A Candid View Of The Maskelynes, 1916 Davenport & John Salisse

Aug 2005

The Rat Trap & Other Snappy Effects You Can Do with Your Little Deck Chuck Fayne

Aug 2005

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

Aug 2005

What If (Chuck Smith Lecture Notes) Chuck Smith

Sep 2005

The Lost Cheesy Notebooks: Volumes One And Two Chad Long

Sep 2005

Can You Do It For Drunk People? Doc Dixon

Sep 2005

Take Two Cards And Call Me In The Morning Doc Dixon

Sep 2005

Simon Lovell Presents His Post Accident Lecture Book! (A Blatant Attempt To Raise Money!) Simon Lovell

Sep 2005

Spirits On The Stage, And More Guarded Secrets Revealed Bob Blau

Sep 2005

The Great Eyeless Vision Act Marko

Sep 2005

Practical Parlor Prestidigitation Marko

Sep 2005

The Magician and the Cardsharp Karl Johnson

Sep 2005

Messing With Minds James Biss

Sep 2005

Adventures of 51 Magicians and a Fakir Angel ldigora

Sep 2005

A Boon for All Seasons Eric Mason and Barrie Richardson

Sep 2005

Full Metal Jacket J.C. Wagner and Syd Segal

Sep 2005

Ken Brooke's Magic Place Anthony Brahams

Oct 2005

M.I.N.T. Volume II Edward Marlo

Oct 2005

What's Up Deck? A Notebook On Card Magic Aldo Colombini

Oct 2005

The Tarbell Study Guide Harlan Tarbell

Oct 2005

Happiness Success! Interviews With Performers About Fame, Fortune And Happiness Brad Zupp

Oct 2005

Sleight Of Mouth Harry Allen

Oct 2005

Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets Of Card Magic Lewis Ganson

Nov 2005

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

Nov 2005

Magic Menu: The First Five Years Jim Sisti

Nov 2005

The Magic Of Matt Schulien Philip Reed Willmarth

Nov 2005

The First Psychic Peter Lamont

Nov 2005

Cues: Variations of the Second Sight Act Leo Behnke

Nov 2005

The Dennis Loomis Cups and Balls Routine Dennis Loomis

Nov 2005

Making Money From Magic Drew McAdam

Nov 2005

Cardshark Darwin Ortiz

Dec 2005

The Equivoque Choice Jack Dean

Dec 2005

The Ultimate Bill Switch Kevin King

Dec 2005

Secrets of an Escamoteur Harry Riser

Jan 2006

Bob Read's Magical London: An Idler's Guide to the Magical Capital of the World Bob Read

Jan 2006

The Protocols of the Elders of Magic Max Maven

Jan 2006

The Magic of Paul Potassy Uwe Schenk & Michael Sondermeyer

Mar 2006

Circle Without End Edwin A Dawes & Michael Bailey

Mar 2006

Blue Book of Magic 2005 Ron Cortlidge

Mar 2006

Trouping With Dante Marion S. Trikosko

May 2006

Scotland Up Close Peter Duffle

May 2006

Discovering the Magic City: Early Chicago Amusements, 1834-1871 William Pack

May 2006

Exposed! The Untold Story of Harry Kellar and the Tribune Spook Case William Pack

May 2006

Kid Control: Behavior Management for Children's Entertainers Julian Franklin

May 2006

Dai Vernon: A Biography David Ben

Jul 2006