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
Tales of Enchantment Walt Anthony

Jul 2011

Tangled Web Eric Mead

Jan 2007

Thanks to Zarrow Jerry Sadowitz

Jan 1999

Thayer Quality Magic Floyd Thayer

Jan 1998

The 101 Most Asked Questions About Las Vegas & Casino Gambling George Joseph

Sep 1997

The Abracadabra Kid Sid Fleischman

Mar 1996

The Annotated Discovery Of Witchcraft Booke XIII Stephen James Forrester

Mar 2000

The Annotated Magic of Slydini Lewis Ganson

Jul 2001

The Art Of Astonishment, Books 1, 2 Paul Harris

Jan 1996

The Art Of Close-Up Magic, Volume 1 Lewis Ganson

Nov 1996

The Art Of Deception: The Affinity Between Conjuring And Art Chuck Romano

Jun 1997

The Art Of Invisible Thread Jon LeClair

Dec 1997

The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy Bob Cassidy

Jan 2005

The Baby Bag Algonquin McDuff

Nov 1996

The Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion Harry Blackstone

Jul 2002

The Book of Secrets: Lessons for Progressive Conjuring John Carney

Jan 2003

The Books Of Wonder Volumes One And Two Tommy Wonder and Stephen Minch

Jun 1996

The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel Harry Lorayne

Sep 2002

The Card Magic Of Nick Trost Nick Trost

Aug 1997

The Card on the Seat & Other Loads in your Pants Chuck Fayne

Aug 1994

The Cardiste J. Russell Duck

Sep 2006

The Chicago Surprise Whit Haydn

Nov 2001

The Chronicles Karl Fulves

Dec 1997

The Close-Up Magic of Aldo Colombini Aldo Colombini

Oct 1994

The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, Volume 2 Stephen Minch

Oct 1994

The Collector's Scrapbook Gary R. Frank

Jan 2005

The Complete Cups and Balls Michael Ammar

Feb 1999

The Complete Dungeon Anthony Owen

Mar 1996

The Complete Eye Openers plus Supreme Mental Discernment R.W. Hull

Nov 2006

The Complete Ganson Magic Teach-in Series Lewis Ganson

Sep 2010

The Complete Workers Ebook Michael Close

May 2005

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

Dec 1997

The Conservation of Magic Leo Behnke

Nov 2000

The Cruise Magician's Handbook Fred Becker

Sep 1998

The Dai Vernon Book of Magic Lewis Ganson

Dec 1994

The Davenport Story Volume One Fergus Roy

Mar 2010

The Davenport Story Volume Two: The Lost Legends Robert Harbin, Edward Victor, G.W. Hunter

May 2010

The Davenport story: Volume Three Fergus Roy

Mar 2012

The Dennis Loomis Cups and Balls Routine Dennis Loomis

Nov 2005

The Digital Pabular Unknown

Sep 2003

The Digital Pentagram Unknown

Sep 2003

The Discoverie of Witchcraft Reginald Scot

Feb 1996

The E-Books of Tom Stone Tom Stone

Jan 2008

The Equivoque Choice Jack Dean

Dec 2005

The Erdnase Journal John Bodine and Theron Schaub

Sep 2010

The Essential Robert-Houdin Todd Karr

Jan 2007

The Essential Stewart James Allan Slaight

Oct 2007

The Expert's Portfolio Jack Carpenter

Aug 1997

The Expositor William Frederick Pinchbeck

Oct 1996

The Feints And Temps Of Harry Riser Ed Brown

Jan 1996