Luhmann's books are terrible?
Now, I don't have first-hand knowledge of this, and I don't read German, but I've heard from two sources now that Luhmann's books are incredibly difficult to read. One person described the book he read as "a chaotic mess...It read, in my opinion, like something written by a sentient library catalog, full of disordered and tangential insights, loosely related to one another."
While I know that a great guitar builder can be a terrible guitarist, I wonder if it matters that the "founding father" of the Zettelkasten system wrote books that felt disorganized and random.
[And I understand Luhmann wasn't writing for the masses but for the sociology community, so maybe his writing was par for the academic course.]