Author Eric Wilson wrote a thought-provoking article at his website recently, one that I found rather thought provoking. Why not go over to his site and check it out? Don't worry, I'll wait.
In many ways, I agree with what Wilson has to say. Far too often, Christian writers seem unwilling or unable to engage with the sinfulness of the world in a realistic way. Those that try are chastised and forced out of the market. Now I'm not suggesting that we need to start letting the f-bombs fly or have graphic sexual descriptions in books. But at the least, can't we acknowledge that the world is a screwed up place and that we Christians help make the mess at times?