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
Cheating At Blackjack Squared: The Dark Side Of Gambling Dustin D. Marks

Mar 1996

Making Money From Magic Drew McAdam

Nov 2005

Silent Magic: Biographies of Deaf Magicians in the United States Dr. Simon J. Carmel

Nov 2011

Communicating with Magic: The Speaker's Guide to Magic, the Magician's Guide to Speaking Dr. Earl L. Reum & Lindsay E. Smith

Jan 2003

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

Mar 2001

Take Two Cards And Call Me In The Morning Doc Dixon

Sep 2005

Can You Do It For Drunk People? Doc Dixon

Sep 2005

Everything Is Funnier With Monkeys Doc Dixon

May 1996

Lights! Camera! Action! Dick and Virginia Williams

Aug 1994

Confessions of a Conjuror Derren Brown

Jan 2011

Absolute Magic Derren Brown

Mar 2002

Pure Effect: Direct Mind-Reading and Magical Artistry Derren Brown

Mar 2000

The Dennis Loomis Cups and Balls Routine Dennis Loomis

Nov 2005

Handcrafted Card Magic Denis Behr

Sep 2007

Handcrafted Card Magic Volume 2 Denis Behr

Jul 2011

Puzzler's Tribute David Wolfe & Tom Rodgers

May 2002

Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret David Williamson

Sep 2003

Close Up: The Real Secrets of Magic David Stone

Sep 2008

Approaching Magic David Regal

May 2008

Close-Up & Personal David Regal

Jun 1999

Magic for Dummies David Pogue

Jan 1999

Brain Food David Parr

Aug 1998

Seriously Silly David Kaye

Jan 2005

Ah-ha! David Harkey and Eric Anderson

Oct 1997

Tommy Middleton: Bottoms Up David Harkey

Dec 1997

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

Mar 1999

Finding Dariel Fitzkee: The Man with the Trick Brain David Goodsell

May 2009

Noteworthy: a Magical Lecture David Gabbay

Sep 2012

Phantoms of the Card Table David Britland & "Gazzo"

Jul 2003

Chan Canasta: Afterthoughts & Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man: Volume 2 David Britland

Nov 2001

Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man David Britland

Sep 2000

Dai Vernon: A Biography David Ben

Jul 2006

Zarrow: A Lifetime of Magic David Ben

Nov 2008

Tricks David Ben

Nov 2003

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

Aug 2005

Cardshark Darwin Ortiz

Dec 2005

Strong Magic Darwin Ortiz

Jul 1994

Rings In Your Fingers Dariel Fitzkee

Sep 2000

Side Shows: My Life with Gooks, Freaks & Vagabonds in the Carny Trade Daniel Waldron; Howard Bone

Jul 2001

Blackstone: A Magician's Life Daniel Waldron

Oct 1999

Revelation Dai Vernon

Jul 2008

Jinx Companion Craig Conley, Gordon Meyer & Fredrick Turner

Nov 2011

Houdini Clinton Cox

May 2002

What If (Chuck Smith Lecture Notes) Chuck Smith

Sep 2005

The Ultimate Endless Chain Routine Chuck Smith

May 2003

Tools of the Trade Chuck Smith

Sep 2001

Why Not? Chuck Smith

Aug 1996

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

Sep 1999

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

Jun 1997

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

Aug 2005