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Jamy Ian Swiss closes out the Lyons Den book review column with some final thoughts. 

Submitted Mon, 01/20/2020

Here is another jam-packed full book review by Jamy Ian Swiss, this time covering two new releases: Interpreting Magic and Eugene Burger: From Beyond

Submitted Fri, 01/10/2020

And now, the second half of,  “A Rave of Reviews.” Jamy Ian Swiss covers two books and one essay series highlighting three parts from that series. Needless to say, there is much to discuss, so without any further delay…

Submitted Sun, 12/01/2019

For an epic near-end-of-year column, Jamy Ian Swiss gives wonderfully succinct, but deeply insightful reviews in “A Rave of Reviews.” In fact, there is so much to talk about, we are breaking the giant article into two parts. Check out this jam-packed first half, which covers five titles alone!

Submitted Wed, 11/27/2019

Steve Spill is a very funny guy and now, a serious writer. What did our reviewer think about Spill’s latest book? “I simply don’t know of a better book of real-world counsel on what it takes to perform professionally...”

Submitted Sun, 09/15/2019

What did reviewer Jamy Ian Swiss think of it? “The Magic Rainbow is the most profound, extraordinary, and essential works of conjuring literature that I have read in a very long time.”

Submitted Mon, 07/22/2019

A new edition of an old book—that even comes with its own handbook! Discover the double value hidden inside The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown by Trevor Hall and the Study Guide by Andi Gladwin in this review by Jamy Ian Swiss.

Submitted Fri, 04/26/2019

How amazing? Jamy Ian Swiss declares this to be “a book of coin magic that reflects genuine innovation, useful sleights, and beautiful magic routines—a substantial and unarguably important addition to the literature of coin magic.”

Submitted Wed, 02/27/2019

To accompany his latest download on the Card on Ceiling, Jamy Ian Swiss provides this essay as “liner notes” to explore the powerful impact of this classic effect. He shares personal insights, observations... and some great stories.

Submitted Tue, 02/12/2019

It’s a big one! If you have any interest in card magic, then you must read this double review by Jamy Ian Swiss of Denis Behr’s recent book Handcrafted Card Magic Vol. 3 and four-disc DVD set Magic on Tap. In a word, it’s all about… taste.

Submitted Thu, 11/15/2018

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