Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode
Question: Can a living entity be benefited by reading the topics of Hari written in the form of novels?
Nowadays people love to read novels. Our duty is to teach the science of devotional service little by little through novels, like administering a dose of homeopathic medicine. By injecting small amounts of spiritual knowledge into the hearts of the materialists, their hearts will become faithful to devotional service.
(Sajjana-toṣaṇī 10.12) — Śrī Bhaktivinoda Vāṇī Vaibhava 25.11, compilation and questions by Sundarananda Vidyavinode. Translated by Bhumipati Das, Published by Iswara Das and Touchstone Media. Vrindavan. 2002.