Personally, I thought House of Leaves was a work of genius. If you haven't read it, then at least pick up a copy and glance through it. It's a creepy and super-weird work of postmodernism, kind of a mishmash swirl of stories and letters and other things surrounding a house (pretend that's the right color) that seems to be much larger inside--a dark winding catacomb--than it appears to be from the outside. Exploring the house becomes like exploring the abyss. You could also call it a "satire of academic criticism." Check it out.
And if you like House of Leaves as much as I did, then you might be interested in Daneilewski's Favorite Ghost Stories.