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

Aug 1994

Owen Clark: A Genius Forgotten Christopher Brinson

Mar 2011

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

Mar 2003

Maurice Fogel Chris Woodward

Jan 2000

Monkey Shines Volumes One & Two Chris "Doc" Dixon

Mar 2001

The Lost Cheesy Notebooks: Volumes One And Two Chad Long

Sep 2005

Milt Larsen's Magic Castle Tour Carol Marie

Jan 1998

Mainly Mental C.L. Boarde

Jan 1998

Caution: Practical Joker Ahead Bruce Walstad

Jul 2001

Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume One Bruce Cervon

Mar 2008

Under the Southern Cross Brian McCullagh

Jan 2002

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

Oct 2005

Performing in Japan: Amusing Anecdotes and Helpful Hints Brad Zupp

Sep 1994

ACAAB: Any Card At Any Birthday Boris Wild

Jul 2011

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

Jan 2006

The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy Bob Cassidy

Jan 2005

Spirits On The Stage, And More Guarded Secrets Revealed Bob Blau

Sep 2005

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

Mar 1999

Magic Around the World Bill Ragsdale

Nov 1994

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

Jan 1998

Bill Goldman's Magic Bar & Grill Bill Goldman

May 2003

The Magician: John Mulholland's Secret Life Ben Robinson

May 2009

The Thought Reader Craze: Victorian Science at the Enchanted Boundary Barry H. Wiley

Jan 2013

The Indescribable Phenomenon Barry H. Wiley

Jul 2005

Theater Of The Mind Barrie Richardson

Nov 1999

Devices of Wonder Barbara Maria Stafford and Frances Terpak

May 2002

Psychological Subtleties Banachek

Jun 1999

Psychological Subtleties 2 Banachek

Mar 2007

Psychological Subtleties 3 Banachek

Jan 2010

New Era Card Tricks August Roterberg

Jul 2004

Chapter One Asi Wind

May 2010

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

Mar 2005

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

Jan 2012

Milo & Roger: A Magical Life Arthur Brandon

Jul 1999

Card Stories Ariel Frailich

Nov 1996

Antiquarian Magic and Collectibles, Catalog 39 Antiquarian Magic and Collectibles

Nov 1994

The Magicians' Yearbook Anthony Owen

Sep 1998

The Complete Dungeon Anthony Owen

Mar 1996

Ken Brooke's Magic Place Anthony Brahams

Oct 2005

The Notebook Anonymous

May 2009

St. George's Hall: Behind the Scenes at England's Home of Mystery Anne Davenport & John Salisse

May 2002

Adventures of 51 Magicians and a Fakir Angel ldigora

Sep 2005

Down Under Deals Andrew Wimhurst

Jan 1999

Jack Parker's 52 Memories Andi Gladwin

May 2008

The Magician's LTD Cookbook Andi Gladwin

May 2007

52 Ways to Cheat at Poker Allan Zola Kronzek

Mar 2008

Destiny, Chance and Free Will & Other Presentations Allan Zola Kronzek

Jun 2000

The Essential Stewart James Allan Slaight

Oct 2007