#4: philip pullman's his dark materials trilogy
does pullman's lack of religion, the hotly debated subject that caused these poor books to be challenged/banned, come into play in the novels? not necessarily. as a literature student i could certainly interpret them that way, but there is more complexity to them than that. there's rich allegory at play here; i haven't quite worked it out, but i won't stop reading and enjoying them until i do.