There was a news about a “After American ‘Kevin Cazad’ spent half a year reading Chinese webnovels, he successfully got over his drug addiction”. Read the news on Wuxiaworld.
This is really a good news and impressive. So, why this could happen?
Chinese web novels, especially Fantasy novels, have become more and more puplar and famous in US and other western countries. As a very popular industry already in China, the web novels are produced to TV seriers and films. Nowdays, with the help of the translators all over the world, these novels are well known by the readers from western countries.
Why these novels are so popular? I think the ansower is more related to the imagination and level up experencies, which are so attractive to people. Chinese web novels somehow have been impacted by the mixed culture of Chinese tradition and western Fantasy movies. China, as a old country have more than 5 thousands years history, the ancestor left the people many valuable stories, but when China opens the gate to the world in 20 centure, more and more western stuffs enter China and people started accept that and mix them with own cluture which helped a lot for Chinese writers. The stories they wrote these days, the readers covered from young to old people.
There are so many web novels come up, that the readers finish one, they can very soon find another one to start.
Why should web novels help kicking drug habit? I believe this is because the story of the novel, sometimes, the major actor in the novel is a common guy like everybody on the earth, but, in the future he/she becomes very powerful, as a hero, a demon or something else, which cannot happen in real world, but give the reader some wide imagiation and put himself in the novel. Reading is a habit, but reading web fantasy novels is addition.