Don't you hate it when someone wants to tell you their dream? Unless the teller says "I dreamt about you last night" you have no real interest.
The author of a novel is never going to have a dream about you. So why must so many of them tell us dreams? I've just finished two books loaded with dreams. One of them I recommended below, but only because the rest of the book is so good. Still, I wish he hadn't done it.
I hate dreams in novels. Why should I have to interpret a dream? I want the author to interpret it in the sense that she/he uses another device to give me the same information.
A line or two of a dream is acceptable if it's meaningful and easy to understand. But pages of dream recall? Never. I think writing long dreams in a novel is the lazy way out. Oh, I can hear you now saying, but complicated dreams on the page take a great deal of skill. Skill for what purpose? Perhaps to show off? I wish I could put a ban on dreams longer than two sentences.
Just tell me the story.