LET'S HANG WITH THOMAS PYNCHON - HE SOUNDS LIKE ONE COOL DUDE

 This is a new trend, I guess - promo videos for book releases. 

Thomas Pynchon narrates this funky video for his new book, INHERENT VICE.

Looks like a cross between Robert Altman directing Elliot Gould in The Long Goodbye,

and how Oliver Stone represented LA in his film about the Doors. Ok.

Is this the sign of some major or minor sea change in our culture? Could be.

Imagine J.D. Salinger narrating the first few paragraphs of Catcher in the Rye

over blurry video showing a kid in a red-plaid jacket running around NYC.