71. The Artist of the Floating World 1986 Kazuo Ishiguro [COLOR=FF00AA][COLOR=FF00AA]LIST [/COLOR][/COLOR] The protagonist is an artist in Japan in the years directly following WW II. His and Japan's worlds are very stilted. Artificial...An extreme amount of energy to keep up the proper familial and societal outward perceptions. I really didn't like the book. Which is odd because Never Let Me Go has become one of my absolute favorites.