Thomas Pynchon Does a Commercial?

Reclusive author Thomas Pynchon, known for his dislike of the media and publicity, may have just broken out of his shell. According to a post on the Guardian, there’s some blogosphere debate as to whether or not the voiceover in a trailer for Pynchon’s new novel, Inherent Vice, is actually him, or just someone who sounds a lot like his cameo on The Simpsons. Neither Penguin Press nor the producers of the video will confirm whether the voice in the video is him or not, but the move certainly has generated a lot of buzz. And in this economy, that is nothing but a plus.