Just wondering something...

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  1. Quxe

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    So, I've been reading these books on gravity and wuxiaworld for a few years now, and I really want to know why people call them light novels? They're pretty huge books, so I don't really understand the "light" part of it? Surely it should just be "I really hope somebody starts translating Yang God, that's my favourite book!" rather than "I really hope somebody starts translating Yang God, that's my favourite light novel!"


    Tl;Dr - Why is it Light novel and not book/novel?
     
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    Same here, I also want someone to translate it as it has huge potential!! Also it is a novel with a bow user! How cool is that!!!(btw what I mean by cool is that there are few novels where the mc is an archer!!)
     
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    Granted, most of the Chinese web novels are directed at a young audience, similar to Japanese light novels.
     
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    Okay. Good to knowknow that
     
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    Chinese novel are light in size. They split in multiple volumes. Example is Doulou Dalu 3 LN volume 11 released on Feb 14 , each volume is around 200k chinese words (70-80ish chapter of 3k words).
     

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