LA Times Looks at Light Novels in the U.S.

From the LA Times comes an article titled "Mad for stories born as manga" that looks at manga-based light novels in the U.S.:

Japanese writers and readers describe these books as "light novels," recognizing that they're not serious literature. In English, they read like a cross between the pulp fiction of the '40s and the juvenile novels of the postwar decades.

Via: MangaBlog