Sadly, views were not a very meaningful statistic but outright misleading in many cases. Some of our design choices (which we still want to keep) caused very unbalanced ratios between views and other metrics, such as likes and comments.
The main reason for this is, that even unregistered guests enjoy full and unrestricted reading access on Belletristica, yet they cannot rate or comment anything. Besides that, views are also created when authors read their own texts, when someone read a text a second or third time, when someone comes back to read the next chapter, and many, many other occasions.
To avoid casting a bad light onto the works of our authors with these distorted ratios, we removed views as publicly visible statistic.