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
Kellar's Wonders Mike Caveney & Bill Miesel

Mar 2004

Joshua Jay's Magic Atlas Joshua Jay

Jul 2000

John Carney Presents Al Baker's Lightning Pull John Carney

Aug 1997

Jinx Companion Craig Conley, Gordon Meyer & Fredrick Turner

Nov 2011

Jennings '67 Richard Kaufman

Dec 1997

Jean Hugard James B. Alfredson

Jul 1997

Jay's Journal of Anomalies Ricky Jay

May 2002

Jack Parker's 52 Memories Andi Gladwin

May 2008

It's Not Fun To Be Fooled Bill Nagler, M.D

Jan 1998

Intercept Harvey Berg

Jul 2000

In The Mind's Eye Minnesota Mind-PSI Collection

Aug 1994

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

May 2001

Impossible Bill Braid Robert E. Neale

Sep 2009

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

Nov 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 XI, XII AND XIII Jean Hugard, Editor and Publisher

Mar 1996

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

Aug 1996

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

Apr 2005

How to Persuade People Who Don't Want to be Persuaded Joel Bauer & Mark Levy

Nov 2004

How To Be A Fake Kreskin The Amazing Kreskin

Nov 1996

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

Sep 1999

Houdini!!! The career of erich weiss Ken Silverman

Dec 1996

Houdini Souvenir Program Unknown

Jan 1998

Houdini Clinton Cox

May 2002

Hold'Em Magic Tom Frame

Jan 2012

Hocus Pocus Junior Unknown

Jun 1997

Hiding the Elephant Jim Steinmeyer

Nov 2003

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

Nov 2000

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

Oct 2005

Handcrafted Card Magic Volume 2 Denis Behr

Jul 2011

Handcrafted Card Magic Denis Behr

Sep 2007

Growing In The Art Of Magic Eugene Burger

May 1996

Great Tricks Revisited Robert Parrish

Jul 2005

Gordon Nocturnal Creations The Impromptu Card Illusions Of Paul Gordon Paul Gordon

Jan 1998

Gift Magic: Performances that Leave People with a Souvenir Lawrence Hass

Nov 2010

Gibeciere Winter 2007 Various

Sep 2007

Gibeciere Summer 2006 Various

Sep 2007

Gibeciere Stephen Minch

Mar 2010

Germain The Wizard Stuart Cramer

Jul 2002

Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle Stephen Minch

Nov 2004

Gambler's Book Club Unknown

Mar 1996

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

Mar 2001

Full Metal Jacket J.C. Wagner and Syd Segal

Sep 2005

From A Shuffled Deck In Use Paul Cummins

Jan 1998

Fred Kaps' Purse Unknown

Mar 2005

Fred Kaps' Currency Unknown

Mar 2005

Frank Simon's Versatile Card Magic—The DVD Earl Nelson

May 2003

Foundations: The Art of Staging Magic Eberhard Riese

Nov 2006

Fooling Houdini Alex Stone

Jul 2012