Edward Vs Christian

Stephenie Meyer is finally speaking out about Fifty Shades of Grey. It's the erotic novel that was heavily influenced by her own Twilight series. Inquiring minds want to know: Has she dived into Grey's world of S&M?

Stephenie Meyer

It feels like every wife and mother is obsessed with E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. The book, which is a New York Times bestseller, was inspired by the relationship between Twilight protagonists Edward and Bella.

Yet oddly enough, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has never dabbled in James' world of "mommy porn."

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The Twilight Saga and Fifty Shades of Grey represent two extremes of the same spectrum. Both feature young, naive women overwhelmed by an older, more experienced man.

The big difference is Twilight's Edward wants to preserve Bella's virginity until marriage, while Grey's Christian happily pulls Anastasia into a world of bondage and dominance.

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Due to its erotic nature, Fifty Shades of Grey is considered Twilight for grown ups. But how does Stephenie Meyer feel about the comparison?

"I haven't read it. I mean, that's really not my genre, not my thing," she said lightly. "I've heard about it; I haven't really gotten into it that much. Good on her — she's doing well. That's great!"

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As for the Bella and Edward, Anastasia and Christian similarities?

"It might not exist in the exact form that it's in," Meyer said. "Obviously, [James] had a story in her, and so it would've come out in some other way."

We think there's enough room for both series to coexist.

What do you think? Are you more Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey?

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Comments on "Stephenie Meyer: 50 Shades of Grey is "not my thing""

Miki August 30, 2013 | 5:34 PM

I read 50 Shades LONG before it was published... I love to read fan fiction, I think James did a wonderful job exploring the world of BDSM. It may not be your cup of tea, but you write something, put your heart out there, and hopefully no one will smash your ideas and be as rude as most of you seem to be!

Emily January 21, 2013 | 1:05 PM

PURE SMUT! Worst excuse for written fiction ever! Terrible plot, zero character depth, zero reason to read except for the ideas you could get about how to spice up your life. ZERO REASON TO ADD TO THE $$ THAT TERRIBLE EXCUSE OF AN AUTHOR IS RECEIVING! Wait on it from the library, otherwise, don't bother.

Licia November 19, 2012 | 1:05 PM

I do think they are similar but Fifty Shades left me wanting more i love what E.L James wrote it was written for any and everyone to understand didn't take a genius to follow it lol I just can't wait for a movie to Fifty Shades to come out and I really wish she would write another book tht picks up after Fifty Shades Freed.

Jameela October 01, 2012 | 8:03 AM

I've read both series and I agree with Paige... I prefer twilight.

Dina July 19, 2012 | 11:13 PM

Although there is alot of slack being said about this trilogy and there may be alot of similarities between them, I thought I was an enjoyable read.

Dina July 17, 2012 | 11:43 PM

I tried reading the first book but seriously the writing is so terrible I could not continue past the 100th holy , holy crap, double crap in the first few chapters. Glad others like it though, reading is always good :)

Paige July 11, 2012 | 8:51 AM

I knew nothing of this book when I purchased it at the airport to read on a flight. The similarities between Edward and Bella were obvious - I didn't realize at the time that Twilight was an influence for the series. IMO, Ana was written just like Bella Swan - which I would be pi**ed if I was SM. As for Christian, he may not be a vampire, but the copper disheveled hair??? Can you get anymore Robert Pattinson??? Why does it have to be placed in Washington - same as Twilight??? I prefer Twilight over 50 Shades of Grey. I thought SM wrote a much better love story and Edward and Bella are superior to Ana and Christian. That being said, the books aren't bad...they're a quick read...good enough for a distraction - but unlike Twilight - they won't find a permanent place on my book shelf.

Christina June 18, 2012 | 3:33 PM

Fifty Shades of Grey is not the type of book I would normally read, but I loved it! I read all 3 in 4 days. Amazing books!! I can't seem to find any more books like it though.

Alison May 30, 2012 | 12:04 PM

I was quick to pick up on the inspiration for this book. I too am not too into it and honestly it makes me want to vomit every now and then. While I am intrigued by the psychology behind it and why Christian is the way he is..., still has not set right with me yet.

bookluvr May 30, 2012 | 7:59 AM

Stephenie is Mormon and doesn't watch R rated movies or read books that are graphic, so it's NOT a surprise - she's not snubbing the book. In my opinion, the book was total crap. It's erotica, but POORLY written.

Emma May 29, 2012 | 2:22 PM

I definitely was interested in Twilight. But what I've heard of 50 Shades of Grey, it is not my thing either! I really loved the innocence of Edward and Bella, that they saved their ual desires for marriage. It was great for young girls to read that and hopefully take on those same standards. The subject matter seems too much for me in 50 Shades, not something I want in my mind.

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