Middle Georgia Bookshelf: ‘Cafe Noir’

By Ross Hardy of Macon

284 pages, $9.42 (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

What it’s about: A hyperviolent satire of coffee and consumerism, “Cafe Noir” tells the story of Argo Jones, a low-level barista at the world’s most powerful corporation, Krater’s Koffee, inventor of aerosolized caffeine. When a terrorist attacks cripples his store, Jones is assigned to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

The author says: “The only thing worse than sleeping through life is taking it too seriously.”

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