Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews - page 9

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

Nov 2001

Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man David Britland

Sep 2000

Champagne & Imp Romp 2 Lewis Jones

Nov 1994

Cellini: The Royal Touch A Guide To The Art Of Street Magic E. M. McFalls

Aug 1997

Caution: Practical Joker Ahead Bruce Walstad

Jul 2001

Catching Up with Milo and Roger Dustin Stinett

Jan 2008

Carter The Great Mike Caveney

Jan 1996

Cardshark Darwin Ortiz

Dec 2005

Cardini: The Suave Deceiver John Fisher

Jul 2007

Card Stories Ariel Frailich

Nov 1996

Card College: Volume One Roberto Giobbi

Apr 2005

Card College: Volume 4 Roberto Giobbi

Oct 2000

Card College, Volume 3 Roberto Giobbi

Jan 1999

Card College Volume Two Roberto Giobbi

Apr 1996

Card College Light Roberto Giobbi

Jan 2007

Card College Roberto Giobbi

Jan 1999

Can You Do It For Drunk People? Doc Dixon

Sep 2005

Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume One Bruce Cervon

Mar 2008

Breslaw's Last Legacy Unknown

Dec 1997

Brain Food David Parr

Aug 1998

Bob White Presents: It's A Matter of Style Jason Womack

Jan 2002

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

Jan 2006

Blue Book of Magic 2005 Ron Cortlidge

Mar 2006

Blackstone: A Magician's Life Daniel Waldron

Oct 1999

Billion Dollar Bunko Simon Lovell

Jul 2005

Bill Goldman's Magic Bar & Grill Bill Goldman

May 2003

Best of Friends: Volume 1 Harry Lorayne

Sep 2002

Bertram On Sleight Of Hand Ross Bertram

Aug 1996

Beat'em, Cheat'em, Leave'em Bleeding Mister Big 'N' Fast Bobby Knuckles

Dec 1994

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

Mar 1999

Avant-cards: Tom Gagnon Wesley James

May 2012

Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret David Williamson

Sep 2003

Audience Management: A Guide for Magical Entertainers Gay Ljungberg

Jul 2010

Artificial Conclusions Jim Steinmeyer

Sep 2003

Art and Ardor at the Card Table James Nuzzo and Edward Marlo

Jul 2004

Art & Artifice And Other Essays on Illusion Jim Steinmeyer

Apr 1999

Arcardia Roger Crosthwaite

Apr 2000

Arcade Dreams Jon Racherbaumer and Ed Marlo

Dec 1997

Approaching Magic David Regal

May 2008

Apocalypse 11-15 (January 1988 through December 1992) Harry Lorayne

May 2002

Antonio Diavolo: A Souvenir of his Performance John Gaughan & Jim Steinmeyer

Jan 2000

Antiquarian Magic and Collectibles, Catalog 39 Antiquarian Magic and Collectibles

Nov 1994

Annals of Conjuring Sidney W. Clarke

Nov 2001

Al Schneider Magic Al Schneider

Sep 2011

Al Koran: The Unique Years Martin Breese

May 2012

Ah-ha! David Harkey and Eric Anderson

Oct 1997

After Craft J. K. Hartman

Mar 1996

Adventures of 51 Magicians and a Fakir Angel ldigora

Sep 2005

ACAAB: Any Card At Any Birthday Boris Wild

Jul 2011

Absolute Magic Derren Brown

Mar 2002