I won’t be reading it to my daughter

The trailer for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland was posted online this week, along with a press release that reads:

Tim Burton’s twisted take on the classic children’s story Alice in Wonderland doesn’t hit theaters until next year, but the trailer has just been released.

Have you ever read this book (properly titled ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND)?  As twisted as I know Tim Burton’s work can be, this book is already unbelievably twisted.  I attempted to read it last year and eventually quit, finding it as indiscernible as Virginia Woolf.

It’s reported to be an example of literary nonsense, a style “that plays with the conventions of language and the rules of logic and reason via sensical and non-sensical elements. The effect of nonsense is often caused by an excess of meaning, rather than a lack of it.”

Yeah, right.   

I’d like to meet one person who has actually read this “classic children’s story” to an actual child.  The original novel, I mean.  No adaptations.