Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews - page 8

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 Fine Art Of Hocus Pocus John Booth

Jul 1996

The First Psychic Peter Lamont

Nov 2005

The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading Ian Rowland

Nov 2001

The Gardner-Smith Correspondence Martin Gardner & Marshall D. Smith

Jan 2000

The Genius Of Robert Harbin Eric Lewis

Jan 1998

The Great Eyeless Vision Act Marko

Sep 2005

The Great Raymond William Rauscher

Dec 1996

The Himber Wallet Book Harry Lorayne

Aug 1999

The Illustrated History Of Magic Milbourne and Maurine Christopher

Mar 1996

The Impostress Princess Expanded Peter W. Tappan

May 2012

The Indescribable Phenomenon Barry H. Wiley

Jul 2005

The James File Allan Slaight

Aug 2000

The Last Greatest Magician in the World Jim Steinmeyer

Jan 2011

The Legendary Hierophant Jon Racherbaumer

May 1999

The Legendary Hierophant Jon Racherbaumer

Apr 1999

The Life And Many Deaths Of Harry Houdini Ruth Brandon

Feb 2005

The Little Egypt Book of Ghosts Steve Bryant

Mar 2009

The Lost Cheesy Notebooks: Volumes One And Two Chad Long

Sep 2005

The Lost Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard John Northern Hilliard

Mar 2002

The Magic Book Harry Lorayne

Jan 1998

The Magic Business Michael Bailey

Sep 1998

The Magic in Books Leo Behnke

Jan 2010

The Magic of Ascanio, Volume 2: Studies of Card Magic Arturo de Ascanio & Jesús Etcheverry

Sep 2006

The Magic of Ascanio: Ascanio's Knives and Color Blindness Arturo de Ascanio

Jan 2009

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

Jan 2009

The Magic of Ascanio: The Structural Conception of Magic Arturo de Ascanio; Jesús Etcheverry

Mar 2005

The Magic Of Matt Schulien Philip Reed Willmarth

Nov 2005

The Magic Of Micah Lasher Micah Lasher

Nov 1996

The Magic of Paul Potassy Uwe Schenk & Michael Sondermeyer

Mar 2006

The Magic of Robert-Houdin: an Artist's Life Christian Fechner

Mar 2003

The Magic Of The United States Robert James Albo, M.D.

Jan 1996

The Magic Wand Unknown

Sep 2003

The Magical Writings Of Edwin A. Dawes Edwin Dawes

Jan 1998

The Magician and the Cardsharp Karl Johnson

Sep 2005

The Magician: John Mulholland's Secret Life Ben Robinson

May 2009

The Magician's LTD Cookbook Andi Gladwin

May 2007

The Magicians' Yearbook Anthony Owen

Sep 1998

The Milbourne Christopher Library Maurine Christopher and George Hansen

Aug 1998

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

Sep 1998

The Mysteries of My Life Richard Kaufman and René Lavand

Mar 1999

The Mysteries Of My Life Richard Kaufman & René Lavand

Mar 1999

The Nazi Séance: The Strange Story of the Jewish Psychic in Hitler's Circle Arthur J. Magida

Jan 2012

The Noir Test Karl Fulves

Dec 1999

The Notebook Anonymous

May 2009

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

Mar 1999

The Original Stars Of Magic Various Authors

Mar 2009

The Osterlind Trilogy Richard Osterlind

Mar 2008

The Paper Engine Aaron Fisher & John Lovick

Sep 2002

The Professional Stage Pickpocket Ricki Dunn

Sep 2006

The Protocols of the Elders of Magic Max Maven

Jan 2006