I've been thinking about dreams lately. I know sometimes authors get inspiration from dreams. I never have personally, my dreams are too disoriented. Anything I wrote from them would end up in the Literature of the Absurd category. Something along the lines of Daniil Kharms "Old Woman".
Aaaaanyway, I was thinking more about dreams in books. You see I'm thinking of putting one in my book. I've read a lot of books with dream sequences. The more I thought of it the more books I remembered having them. Some were very good, some seemed more for dramatic effect and didn't seem to advance the plot at all, and thus were mildly irritating.
Dreams are on the "not to do list" for how to start a novel but I was wondering what people think of them as part of the story. Safely tucked away in the middle.
Do you like dreams in books? Or do you think they're overused?