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

Aug 2005

The Reparation John Lovick

Aug 1998

The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick: How a Spectacular Hoax Became History Peter Lamont

Jan 2005

The Science Behind The Ghost: A Brief History Of Pepper's Ghost Jim Steinmeyer

Aug 1999

The Second 16th Card Book Tom Craven & Paul Gordon

May 2007

The Secret Art of Magic Eric Evans and Nowlin Craver

May 2004

The Secrets of Stage Conjuring Robert-Houdin

Jan 2005

The Self-Employed Entertainer's Complete Guide to Federal Income Tax Steven L. Snyder

Nov 2006

The Silence of Chung Ling Soo Todd Karr

Mar 2002

The Silver Surf Troy Hooser

Dec 2000

The Six-Hour Memorized Deck Martin Joyal

Sep 1997

The Stack Attack L. R. Brooks

May 1997

The Tarbell Collection Harlan Tarbell

Sep 1994

The Tarbell Study Guide Harlan Tarbell

Oct 2005

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

Jan 2013

The Trapdoor, Volume 3 (1994-1998) Steve Beam

Jan 2013

The Ultimate Bill Switch Kevin King

Dec 1995

The Ultimate Endless Chain Routine Chuck Smith

May 2003

The Warpsmith Returns Tom Stone

Aug 1996

The Wizard is Dead Yaniv Deautsch

Mar 2004

Theater Of The Mind Barrie Richardson

Nov 1999

Thinking Big; Magic With Jumbo Coins Mark Munro

Mar 2005

Thoughts So Far Kennedy

Mar 2007

Thurston and Dante... The Written Word Phil Temple

Oct 2007

Tommy Middleton: Bottoms Up David Harkey

Dec 1997

Tools of the Trade Chuck Smith

Sep 2001

Torn And Restored John Carney

Apr 1996

Transformations: Creating Magic Out of Tricks Lawrence Haas

Nov 2007

Trephine Richard Bartram, Jr

Jan 1998

Trickery Treats: Card Craft Continued J.K. Hartman

Feb 2000

Tricks David Ben

Nov 2003

Tricks of my Trade: The Magic of Doug Conn Paul Cummins

Jun 2000

Trouping With Dante Marion S. Trikosko

May 2006

Troy Hooser's The Silver Surf Joshua Jay

Dec 1998

Try the Impossible Simon Aronson

Sep 2001

Tubthumping W. S. Duncan

Jan 2004

Tullock; The Real Truth About Trade Show Magic And A Lot More Eddie Tullock, with Gene Urban & Kenton Knepper

Nov 1996

Uncovered: Secrets for the Serious Magician John Luka

May 2007

Under the Southern Cross Brian McCullagh

Jan 2002

Urban Illusions: Then Cutting Edge Illusions & Presentations J.C. Sum

Nov 2011

Using Magic To Prevent Drug Abuse Stan Davis

Nov 1996

Variations Revisited Earl Nelson

May 2003

Verbal Magic Juan Tamariz and Gema Navarro

Nov 2008

Versatile Card Magic Revisited Frank Simon

May 2003

Vis A Vis Jack Avis and John Derris

Aug 1998

Welcome to the Fabulous Wayne Dobson & Friends Wayne Dobson

Jan 2013

What If (Chuck Smith Lecture Notes) Chuck Smith

Sep 2005

What's Up Deck? A Notebook On Card Magic Aldo Colombini

Oct 2005

Why Not? Chuck Smith

Aug 1996

Will Rock Presents ... Leo Behnke

May 2007