I have read The Shack. Actually only a few chapters. I didn't know it was the in thing to read at the time, I had never heard of it. I was visiting DH family and had already read through the books I took with me on the trip. His aunt gave me a couple books and The Shack was one of them. She told me it was a great read and I should read it because it was a true story. So I read it. The entire time I kept thinking WTF is this. The guy says it really happened to him but my mind kept saying NO! I researched it online and found out it did not actually happen. He thought up the story and he wrote it and told everyone it was true because that is what sells books. An entire marketing scheme to get people to read it. I thought it was the most oddly written book and it was hard to follow. Maybe it was hard for me to follow because I am not used to that type of reading or because my mind kept calling bullshit the entire time. Whichever it was, I didn't like it.