“People [are] wondering why the New York media don’t have much of a line, even a hostile one, on [Rogues' Gallery] yet,” Ron Hogan observes on Galleycat this morning after reading through the online coverage of the book’s off-line reception in its first few days on sale. “Is Michael Gross really the victim of a media elite freeze-out, or is there an alternative explanation? … We don’t know which answer is the right answer, of course, although we do know which one is more entertaining to contemplate — although we suppose if you’re Michael Gross, ‘entertaining’ might not be the word you’d choose to define the situation.” The word I’d choose? “‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).” UPDATE: My thoughts on the Rogues’ Gallery kerfuffle are now on The Huffington Post.