Luxury Cafe Owner

by Andrew Reise

Original COMPLETED Comedy Contemporary Psychological Satire Male Lead Slice of Life

Alan Pender, a bored, 20-something, college graduate with a degree in general studies woke up the day after graduation and suddenly realized his degree was useless and he had to get a job. As he walked around looking for help wanted signs, a series of unfortunate accidents occurred resulting in him entering a coma. When he woke up, he discovered he'd been granted a mysterious system. Moreover, the system finally provided him with some direction about what he should do with his life. Follow Alan as he explores his new found calling!

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Arcturus
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A Rather Weak Cup of Coffee

So.  Luxury Café Owner is all-around an average novel.  The setting is rather basic.  We have a city/world that is completely undescribed beyond the basic assumption of some random modern Earth city.  Then we have a bit of originality in the café system.  Unfortunately, it fails to be interesting or make sense in any meaningful way.  He has the skill to make the ultimate cup of coffee for someone, but he can only use it once every 6 hours.  And apparently this means he can’t even make a normal cup of coffee either, like a normal human being.    Other problems like this abound straining the logic of the story.  While the novel is consistent in its setting, it has minimal coherency.   

The characters are also rather blasé.  This contributes to the overall malaise of the story.  In one of the early chapters, another character calls the MC incredibly thick and pretty dull.  This seems rather accurate as the MC doesn’t appear to be able to think for himself or have any meaningful goals or motivation.  He’s just a robot who goes around appeasing this random system thing for no reason.  And he’s the only character who receives any meaningful screen time.  There is the system itself, but again it’s also a robotic force that also is enforcing this random system thing for no reason and with no goals whatsoever.  It’s only meaningful trait is that it is rather sarcastic, in a sassy way that is supposed to be humorous.  Unfortunately, its jokes and personality fall flat. 

And that’s, honestly, the main reason why I don’t want to read much further.  The author’s sense of humor doesn’t work for me.  The author has solid word choice and grammar in general and a solid style that if I enjoyed the humor I very well could read it as a gag story and nothing else.  Unfortunately, I find it rather tedious.  Objectively, the story deserves about 2.5 stars for the average reader who enjoys the humor.  For anyone else, I really can’t recommend it as worth much of your time.

Stultus
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Good grammar

Good idea

Good characters

Adds up to good potential

Look forward to more covfefe

maniac
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Keep going my friend! i truly enjoy this piece of work

aname
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Gourmet coffee supplier

This is a pretty good gfs clone. There's no customer banter yet but the humor's on point and the writing is pretty good.

Baenan
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What a delightful change of pace. I find myself relaxing as I read this story. The characters are relatable, and the focus on comfortand luxury of an experience is scratiching an itch I didn't know I had.

earthdrake
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Better than similar CH novels.

This types of novels usually have several flaws, this one is better than the rest however it still isn’t excellent. The idea is very good and interesting the implementation is decent however there are several moments when the suspension of disbelief is too much (him becoming and owner out of the blue can be attributed to plor armor but a few other things not).

still nice novel to read and i’ll be waiting for more chapters.

Ulvlar
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In the start it was fairly fun and enjoable. Then it just ends and the ending was truly shit.

Steady
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v funny haha im laughing irl

I'm not quite so convinced that this is a full on satire, or maybe that's just a few chapters I've read that I get at the impression of. I think this is the case because the parts of what it copies is largely the same, just with a dash of realism and a sprinkle of exaggeration or absurdism. But it still makes fun of the subject matter successfully. You enjoy the parts as you would in an unsatirical system setting, except you and the author are in on the joke.

It's a funny read, and it succeeds in what it's making fun of. The main character is great, despite being seemingly the antithesis of a good business starter/owner.

gnarlytreeman
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The story is a mix of a mc enslaved to a system bsing his way thru corporate america while making coffee.

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Like Tom I am addicted, more chapters author

Love the perspective, characters and pacing. Can’t wait for more chapters. Conquer the universe with your limiting ultimate coffee support system... jk don’t burn out love the concept and direction