Forever by Pete Hamill. If someone had told me the plot, I'd never have even picked it up. I just found it in my house, started reading it, and loved it.
I have read The Shack, A Certain Slant of Light, and Lost and Found.
I started Everything's Eventual by Stephen Must-Be-Some-Kind-of-Crazy-to-Come-Up-with-This-Shit King. It's actually 14 short stories but this isn't a book review blog, it's a bitching blog.
I can give this little tidbit of advice, don't read The Man in the Black Suit late at night.