Hook wises him up

I just wanted to write and say how much I enjoy The Hook.

I was introduced to your publication in early March of 2002, when I came to Charlottesville from Wise (that small little town at the western end of Virginia with a UVA property on it), for surgery at UVA Health System.

The article that caught my attention was your feature on my cousin Mark Linkous and Sparklehorse. (http://www.readthehook.com/98622/mark-linkous-sparkles)  [Cover, February 27, "He sparkles"]. Imagine walking through downtown and seeing a relative on the cover of a newspaper. Kind of gives you the willies– sort of like when you see a relative on the post office wall.

Anyhow, I'm glad I can get The Hook on the 'Net. At least I am slightly more civilized now, thanks to reading The Hook. Keep up the great work!

Rod Mullins

Wise

rodm@bellatlantic.net

FYI, our online version of that story on your cousin is one of the most-visited stories in our archive. It gets dozens of "pageviews" each day. –ed.