The stress of the epidemic life? Come and unzip the horror novel! Stephen King, an American “horror novelist”, recently said in a guest interview program: People will tend to like to read horror novels in an environment where life is difficult or the society is panic overall.
According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 7th, Stephen King joked: “If you have read the book I wrote, (during the epidemic), you will be banned from footing at home, and there will be no paper in the toilet …. Close the book and you will sleep well. It ’s like a baby. “He means that people will feel that the dilemma in life is no more than the scary plot in horror stories.
Stephen King is good at creating horror and eschatological literary subjects. In the 1970s, he wrote the disaster novel “The Doomsday Is Approaching”, which fictionalized a horror scene in which a new virus caused the United States to “death.” Since the outbreak of the New Crown epidemic, many readers have exclaimed that the plot of the book is inseparable from the real scene. Stephen King has been praised by many people, and has recently become popular again. According to the statistics of the US “Wall Street Journal”, the sales of the paperback edition of “The Doomsday is Approaching” increased by 25% in the eight weeks at the beginning of this year, and the sales of the hardcover edition nearly doubled.
The disagreement between reading and related authors has aroused more attention to the development of Internet culture. For many years, reading has been widely radiating and influential in the field of online literature in China. That was the first time online payment was implemented, making online literature authors more profitable. This payment model has gained fairly good economic support in the past ten years of rapid development of online literature, and it has finally made China’s online literature leapfrog the early stage of creation and exploration and enter a period of stable development.
With the benefits of paying, the excellent online literary authors who have been recognized by readers have been able to sustain their livelihood through writing to a considerable extent. As a profession, online writing is already feasible. In recent years, Chinese online literature has excelled in the world, providing a unique development model, as well as many unique content types and influential “head” authors. At the same time, original works on the Internet have also formed important extensions in downstream areas such as film and television drama adaptations, which have been more widely disseminated and displayed in more diverse forms.
The “two peaks” of network literature and paper literature has become a striking reality in the field of Chinese culture. In fact, online literature has formed a stable development path. This reading space developed through “pay” is far from people’s traditional understanding of “free and pay” on the Internet. This paid reading model has also created Relatively stable readership and authorship. Nowadays, the development of Chinese online literature seems to be facing new challenges, and it also puts forward requirements for transformation. On the one hand, the possibility of film and television adaptation or other extension of online literature is huge; on the other hand, the model of online literature itself has been relatively stable, and the kinetic energy and limitations of the rapid expansion are also highlighted. The adjustment of the current reading and the problems facing it are actually inevitable in the development process of this emerging cultural industry that always pursues rapid growth-changes in the original model will inevitably bring about readjustment of the interests of all parties, which will produce Quite disagreement and controversy. The final result also depends on how the interests of all parties are balanced, so that the development of online literature will be smoother.
It can be seen that various models of network culture, including relatively mature and stable models, may be impacted by higher expectations and more possibilities. Network culture is actually the most front-end in the cultural creative industry, and there are more spaces for development and new models that are constantly being opened.