I have read virtually all of the books written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Bandit of Hells Bend is the western I have always liked the best. As an avid fan of Shakespeare, Coleridge, Donne and many other famous poets and playwrights, I would definitely disregard Larry E's opinion concerning this book. In fact, having read as much ERB as I did as a teen greatly contributed to my scoring the second highest in a word comprehension test taken in a British Literature class in college. Furthermore, actor and screen writer Sylvester Stallone reads from another of Burroughs' westerns, The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County, in Rocky II. Its the book Rocky reads to Adrian while she is in a coma in the hospital.
So please, don't listen to Larry E, or even myself. If you can nab a copy of this book sometime, judge for yourself.